Toby Kolstad

Mr. Toby Kolstad

President, Rail Theory Forecasts


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Council Member Biography

Toby Kolstad is President of Rail Theory Forecasts, LLC, a firm providing consulting and forecasting services in North American rail freight traffic and railcar demand. Mr. Kolstad has more than 35 years of experience in the railroad industry. He also has experience managing railroad operations. Prior, Mr. Kolstad was Vice President at Greenbrier Leasing Company, Director of Car Management at The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, and General Superintendent for the Illinois Central Railroad. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University, an MS in Applied Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology, and an MBA in Operations Research from the University of Chicago. (This is me - Update Profile)


Employment History

2001 - Unspecified
President, Rail Theory Forecasts
1989 - 2001
Vice President, GREENBRIER LEASING COMPANY LLC
1985 - 1989
Director of Car Management, The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG)
1971 - 1985
General Superintendent of Car Control, ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY