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M. Scott Linn

Chief Operating Officer

Scott Linn is a 37 plus year railroad veteran with a wide range of senior executive experience with Class I, Regional & Shortline Railroads throughout North America including BNSF, G&W, Florida East Coast, and RailAmerica.  He has held multiple executive railroad industry leadership roles in Engineering, Mechanical, and Operations in North America, South America, and Australia. In 2020, he formed Linn Railroad Consulting Services, LLC and was preforming acquisition due diligence for a variety of railroad and railroad related companies.  In addition, he was working with clients on capital and maintenance planning, compliance audits, project development & management, and incident analysis.  Mr, Linn joined RailUSA as Executive Vice President & COO in May of 2022.  He earned a degree in Civil Engineering, graduating with honors.

BNSF Railway for 18 years, key positions were Chief Engineer – Argentina, and Division Engineer

RailAmerica for 9 years, key Positions held VP Engineering, and Senior VP Operations

Florida East Coast Railway for 3 years, VP Engineering

Genesee & Wyoming for 7 years, key positions were Senior VP Engineering, President Railroad Engineering Services, and Senior VP Engineering & Mechanical – Australia