About EWilmot

Eric Wilmot has held the position of Director Marketing & Technology since January of 2016. Eric grew up in the Cleveland area and attended Full Sail University in Orlando, FL, where he graduated with a AA in Film & Video Production. After working on films, television and music videos Eric was Director Event Technology for PSAV Presentation Services before joining Iron Horse in 2011 as Logistics Analyst. He has also held positions as Logistics Account Manager and Manager Support Services prior to his recent appointment. Eric and Justine have three daughters- 10, 7 and 20 months- and one son age 5.

Partial List of Surviving Shay Locomotives

The Yosemite Lumber Company's #4 Shay is partially restored and is on continuous display at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum in Arnold, California. Restored and on continuous outdoor display in downtown Cadillac, Michigan for free viewing is a Cadillac–Soo Lumber Company locomotive with tender. The oldest surviving Shay, serial number 122, built in 1884, is [...]

By | 2018-04-13T10:28:02-04:00 April 13th, 2018|logistics|0 Comments

A Man Named Shay

Eric Wilmot, Director Marketing & Technology I often feature technology and inventors in this feature and for good reason. The inspiration of improvement, innovation and progress can take us from the first heavier-than-air manned flight to landing on the moon in a span of only 2 generations. One such inspired man, Ephraim Shay, [...]

By | 2018-04-13T11:08:26-04:00 April 13th, 2018|FYI, logistics, railcars, Transportation|0 Comments


Eric Wilmot, Director Marketing & Technology                 Do I have your attention? It's this same time each year that rail shippers fall into one of three categories: "I'm so glad I did my taxes on time." "Taxes again? But I just did them last year!" "Taxes? [...]

By | 2018-03-19T14:50:10-04:00 March 19th, 2018|logistics|0 Comments

The Start Of It All

Eric Wilmot, Director Marketing & Technology               George Brown and Philip E. Thomas are two names you may not recognize but to whom we owe much. These businessmen returned to Baltimore in 1826 after spending time in England scrutinizing the use of rail for commercial purposes and [...]

By | 2018-02-21T15:37:59-04:00 February 21st, 2018|logistics|0 Comments

The Double-Edged Sword: Technology

Eric Wilmot, Director Marketing & Technology   "The only constant thing is change." Wiser words were never spoken and one change we all continue to witness is technology. Discoveries and advancements have propelled us into an unprecedented era of information sharing and automation. We can marvel at the fact that the lofty predictions [...]

By | 2018-01-17T11:11:39-04:00 January 17th, 2018|logistics|0 Comments