Online Community for Railroad Professionals Debuts at

Online Community for Railroad Professionals Debuts at

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (March 4, 2009) —The publishers of The Pocket List of Railroad Officials today unveiled, a one-stop web solution to meet the daily information and research needs of railroad professionals.

The site connects buyers and sellers through an extensive and fully searchable buyers’ guide of railroad products and services. A special request for quote (RFQ) function enables purchasing managers to efficiently distribute an RFQ electronically to an unlimited number of suppliers with a few clicks.

The new site also offers one-click access to thousands of contacts at freight railroads, transit and commuter rail systems, and rail industry suppliers, in addition to private rail car owners, rail car repair shops, and industry trade associations.

Spotlighted on the site are blogs written by Kathy Keeney, Publisher of The Pocket List and a veteran rail journalist, and Steve Friedland, Director of Operations at New Jersey’s Morristown & Erie Railway, and President of Short Line Data Systems, a rail technology service provider.

Other features include:
-- up-to-the-minute industry news from around the globe sourced by industry experts
-- a live, streaming rail stock ticker
-- announcements directly from rail-related companies worldwide
-- a robust transportation industry career center

“Railroad professionals have been relying on The Pocket List of Railroad Officials for more than a century to meet their industry information needs in print,” said Erich Kaiser, Editorial Director of The Pocket List. “Our new web offering, crafted with input from customers, provides railroads, suppliers, contractors, shippers and consultants with an easy-to-use, all-inclusive resource from a brand they trust. We are delighted to provide a web platform that will serve new customers and add value for our loyal Pocket List print subscribers and advertisers worldwide.”

“This launch is a significant step forward for our company as we deliver a web solution that our customers have been asking for,” added Amy Middlebrook, Vice President of UBM Global Trade (, parent company of The Pocket List and “In keeping with the site’s mission statement — ‘if it’s on the minds of railroad professionals, it’s on’ — we look forward to rolling out site enhancements over the coming months to meet the ongoing and evolving needs of our customers.”

About The Pocket List
The Pocket List of Railroad Officials, founded in 1895, is a quarterly print publication of UBM Global Trade. Each issue contains the most up-to-date contact information for railroads in North America, with special emphasis placed on keeping track of the latest mergers and newest short lines. Each issue also features invaluable information on about 200 supply companies, with details on the types of products and services they offer the industry. The products and services of Pocket List’s suppliers are listed in a buyers’ guide containing hundreds of product classifications.

About UBM Global Trade
UBM Global Trade (formerly Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.) has been the leading provider of proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content supporting commercial rail, maritime, trucking, warehousing and logistics industries worldwide since 1827. The company’s portfolio of more than 100 online, print and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce, The Journal of Commerce Conferences, PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions and an array of international trade and transportation databases and directories. UBM Global Trade, a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited, is headquartered in East Windsor, NJ, with offices throughout the United States, Canada and Hong Kong. For more information, explore

About United Business Media Ltd. (
United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalist to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the U.S. include CMPMedica, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb, Think Services, UBM Aviation and UBM Global Trade. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $2.5 billion.