Aggressive NS growth as a result of Pan Am Southern?

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Re: Aggressive NS growth as a result of Pan Am Southern?

Post by atsf sp » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:20 pm

daylight4449 wrote:2) with MA now owning the boston line, NS may hope to take over CSX freight opporations on the boston line
CSX got rid of this because there is no traffic in Boston. NS would not want to come in just to say they serve Boston yet no freight comes out of there.
daylight4449 wrote:1) NS wants to create enouugh of a presence in MA to get influence
That is the Patriot Corridor.
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Re: Aggressive NS growth as a result of Pan Am Southern?

Post by newpylong » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:48 pm

The NS is dumping all the money into the place and the ST is still playing their games. The only way things are going to change is if Billerica is out of the picture. The GM for the PAS has a vastly different view than the Finks and Co. and it's only a matter of time before they buy the entire property I believe.

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Re: Aggressive NS growth as a result of Pan Am Southern?

Post by Matt Langworthy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:50 pm

daylight4449 wrote: 2) with MA now owning the boston line, NS may hope to take over CSX freight opporations on the boston line
I doubt the STB would let that happen. As several other posters have told you, competititon is a good thing... and the feds will enforce that in New England.

NS now has access to New England. It can now compete against CSX in the intermodal and auto markets... so there is no need for NS to purchase or obtain operating rights on the ex-B&A lines.
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Re: Aggressive NS growth as a result of Pan Am Southern?

Post by superbad » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:26 pm

on the topic of more mergers:
I do not think regulators will let anymore class I railroads merge. If i'm not mistaken, didn't BNSF and NS try to merge a few years back and it was 100% shot down by the fed? Imagine if UP and BNSF or NS and CSX merged.. you would be looking at complete rail control in certain parts of the country by one rail company.

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Re: Aggressive NS growth as a result of Pan Am Southern?

Post by atsf sp » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:49 pm

superbad wrote:didn't BNSF and NS try to merge a few years back and it was 100% shot down by the fed?
I don't know if it was BNSF and NS. i think it was BNSF and CN.
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Re: Aggressive NS growth as a result of Pan Am Southern?

Post by daylight4449 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:32 am

atsf sp wrote:
superbad wrote:didn't BNSF and NS try to merge a few years back and it was 100% shot down by the fed?
I don't know if it was BNSF and NS. i think it was BNSF and CN.
yah it would have been north american railroad, based in montreal

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