Railroads often rebound quickly after a weather event. Is the same true for a pandemic-related event? (Anthony B. Hatch; abh consulting)

20161212 Tonyhatch (Cropped)

A pandemic-related economic hit is very, very different than that of a weather event (hurricane, floods, etc) – the latter requires rapid rebuilding, often quite good for rails. But after the flu crisis of 1918-19, there came the “Roaring 20s” expansion….so….who knows? But the Economist warned that unlike 1919 (after the effects of WW1), “C19 (COVID-19) strikes at what may be the tail end of a long successful period of rapid globalization”. That is my biggest fear for the trade-dependent rails…