Biography – Steve Christian

Steve Christian is the Manager Value Creation-Operations for Tealinc Ltd. Mr. Christian’s career includes positions as Vice President & General Manager of DTE Rail, Regional Manager PRB for Progress Rail and a wide variety of railcar mechanical experience from Carman on the Burlington Northern Railroad to Assistant Shop Superintendent on the Rock Island Railroad. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Mr. Christian has 45 years of railroad mechanical experience.

Steve has also provided valuable insight to Darell Luther’s article in Pit & Quarry’s publication, “Simplifying The Selection of Aggregate Railcars.”

“I began as a roundhouse laborer when I was 16, and still in high school. That was at McCook, NE on the CB&Q around 1968. I worked as a carman helper and later as a carman while going to junior college. In 1970 the CB&Q merged into BN. I only worked as summer replacement when I went to the University of Nebraska. Upon graduation I went to work at the Rock Island at the general offices in Chicago. When bankruptcy hit, I was laid off and went to work for Union Tank in Chicago. In about a year I went back to the Rock. I accepted a transfer to Rock Island’s Biddle car shop in Little Rock. I eventually became the Asst. Shop Superintendent. The Superintendent left the Rock and went to work as the manager of the Quick Car shop at Saginaw, TX. He was after me to join Quick Car. Eventually I took a job with them and was sent to Grand Island, NE to start a shop from scratch on an old Army Ammuntion plant with 32 miles of track. I stayed there for about 23 years through the sale of the shop to a partnership of Iowa Utilities. It became Cornhusker Railcar. Then it was sold to DTE Energy (Detroit Edison) after which time I went to work for Progress Rail as the Regional Manager PRB. I was over Bill, WY, Alliance, NE, Northport, NE, Sidney, NE, and Rock Springs, WY. Following which time I went to work for Transco as the Division Manager at Sioux City, IA. I am now working for Tealinc, Ltd. and having the most fun I have had in years!”

Contact Steve Christian:
Phone:           (719) 358-9212
Fax:               (719) 313-9084
Cell Phone:   (308) 390-9615