A number of rail industry constituents and lawmakers shared their thoughts about former Union Pacific railroad leader Jim Young after he died Feb. 15 following a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Young, who was 61, left an indelible impression on the industry, as well as his own railroad and community. Among those who reflected on Young's various contributions were three current and former Class I chief executive officers. An article I wrote that lead's off the Upfront section of our March issue includes comments from BNSF Railway Co. Executive Chairman Matt Rose, Kansas City Southern Executive Chairman Mike Haverty, and KCS President and CEO David Starling.
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