Company Overview

 

Railroad Development Corporation (RDC) is a privately held corporation based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. RDC's core business is to invest in and operate regional railway systems both domestically and internationally, with a focus on "emerging networks in emerging markets," meaning development and operation of railways plus other complementary businesses such as ports, fiber optics, electric transmission, and commercial and institutional development of other uses of railway lines, stations and yards worldwide.

RDC's competitive advantage stems from its ability to structure joint ventures on a case-by-case basis in complex and volatile markets, while minimizing transaction costs and the time necessary for implementation.

 


Investment Overview

RDC's ownership interests and management agreements have included operating railroads in North America, Latin America, Europe and Africa.

CURRENT BUSINESS

  Entity   Investment Span   Operation
USA
Iowa Interstate RR
08.1991 - present  Freight
Peru
Ferrocarril Central Andino
07.1999 - present Freight
Germany
Hamburg-Köln-Express
10.2009 - present Passenger
Germany
AutoZug Sylt
02.2016 - present Passenger & Autos
Germany
BTE AutoReiseZug
05.2016 - present Overnight Auto
France
RégioRail
12.2012 - present Freight
England
Vivarail
08.2014 - present Passenger Rolling Stock
Belgium
Eurorail
12.2014 - present Forwarder
Colombia
Ferrocarril del Pacifico
07.2012 - present Freight


USA / Freight:

Peru / Freight:

  • Ferrocarril Central Andino (FCCA)
    332 mi / 535 km single-track standard gauge (1,435 mm) Trans-Andean mountain railroad in central Peru. Highest railway in the Americas, and second highest in the world, linking the Pacific port of Callao and Lima with Huancayo and Cerro de Pasco.
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Germany / Passenger and Auto:

  • Hamburg-Köln-Express
    280 mi / 450 km electrified
    Intercity passenger service between Cologne and Hamburg.Trip duration is approximately 4 hours.
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  • AUTOZUG Sylt
    24 mi / 40 km
    The blue car train transports vehicles with their passengers between the German mainland and the island of Sylt. Trip duration is approximately 40 minutes between Niebüll and Westerland.
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  • BTE AutoReiseZug
    560 mi / 900 km electrified
    A night car train service between Hamburg-Altona and Lörrach (near Basel at the Swiss border) featuring sleeping cars, couchette coaches, car carriers and dining car.
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France / Freight:

  • RégioRail
    A management and investment company for rail freight feeder lines in France, specializing in first km/last km transport services.
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England / Passenger Rolling Stock:

  • Vivarail
    Designer and manufacturer of a new type of passenger rolling stock for urban, commuter and rural railways across Britain based on conversion of former London subway trains (D78) into ground-breaking Class 230 D-Trains.
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Belgium / Forwarder: 

  • Eurorail
    A leading logistics and rail forwarding operator, focusing on single wagonloads and the development of feeder lines in western Europe.
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Colombia / Freight:



PAST BUSINESS

  Entity   Investment Span  Operation
Estonia
Eesti Raudtee
08.2001 - 01.2007 Freight
Malawi
Central East African Railways
05.1999 - 09.2008  Freight
Mozambique
CDN Railway and Port of Nacala
01.2005 - 09.2008 Freight
USA
RDC Bus Lines
10.2008 - 07.2009 Bus Passengers
Argentina
ALL Central
08.1993 - 06.2013  Freight
Argentina
ALL Mesopotámica
10.1993 - 06.2013 Freight
Guatemala
Ferrovías Guatemala
10.1997 - 12.2013 Freight

Estonia / Freight:

  • Eesti Raudtee (EVR)
    431 mi / 693 km single-track broad gauge (1,520 mm) vertically-integrated railway handling freight to the ice-free ports of Estonia, and hosting 3 independent passenger operators.
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Malawi / Freight:

Mozambique / Freight / Rail and Port:

USA / Bus Passengers:

  • RDC Bus Lines
    Steel City Flyer provided a nonstop luxury bus service between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in response to elimination of direct airline service.
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Argentina / Freight:

  • ALL Central
    3,535 mi / 5,690 km single-track broad gauge (1,676 mm) regional railway operating on the San Martin line in six provinces of Argentina along an east-west route between Buenos Aires and Mendoza.

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  • ALL Mesopotámica
    1,680-mile / 2,704 km single-track standard gauge (1,435 mm) regional railway operating on the Urquiza line in four provinces of Argentina on a north-south route linking Buenos Aires to interchanges with railroads in Uruguay, Brazil, and Paraguay.
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Guatemala / Freight:



Investment Philosophy

  • RDC acts as an investor, with management and institutional investors as partners. 

  • Partners must be willing to co-invest in initial capitalization, and at a level which represents a significant commitment.
      

  • Prefers negotiated transactions, as opposed to auctions.
     

  • Prefers properties with annual revenue in excess of US$10 million.

  • Emphasis on financial discipline, quality of management, integrity, speed.  

  • Willingness to take on time-sensitive, complex transactions.






go to IAIS official website
Iowa








go to FCCA official website
Peru








go to RDC Germany official website
Germany




go to HKX site
Germany

 

 

go to AUTOZug Sylt Shuttle website
Germany







go to BTE official website
Germany







go to RegioRail official website
France







go to Vivarail official website
England





go to Eurorail Intl official website
Belgium



 











 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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