The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which senior analyst Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, discusses topics across the investing world.

The railroad sector has gotten increasing interest from investors after Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway announced its purchase of Burlington Northern in late 2009. The question is whether the Dow should include a railroad in its ranks, and if so, whether it should be Union Pacific, the largest railroad pure play (by market cap). Anand weighs in.

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