The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes and technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.
In today's edition, Brendan takes a look at earnings from a few major railroads. Since railroads are so tied to our overall economy, it's important to keep tabs on them even if you're not a railroad investor (and especially if you are). How did the major railroads perform last quarter, and what can we expect from them in 2012?
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