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Hunter Harrison, Famed Railroad Turnaround CEO, Dies at 73

  • The CSX chief also ran Canadian Pacific, Canadian National
  • Developed ‘precision railroading’ to optimize efficiency
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Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker reports on the death of CSX CEO Hunter Harrison and his legacy.(Source: Bloomberg)
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E. Hunter Harrison, who turned around three railroad carriers during a five-decade career before being tapped by CSX Corp. to improve the company’s lackluster performance, has died days after taking medical leave. He was 73.

Harrison died in Wellington, Florida, on Saturday from complications from a recent illness, the company said in a statement.