Stratford Industrial Track ownership

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Stratford Industrial Track ownership

Post by F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri May 04, 2012 12:57 pm

The CT State Rail map shows the CSX-served Stratford Industrial track as having American Premier Underwriters (a.k.a. Penn Central residuals) as its owner. Of all the former PC lines to hold on to, why did they bother keeping that one of all places instead of conveying to Conrail?

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Re: Stratford Industrial Track ownership

Post by DutchRailnut » Fri May 04, 2012 7:24 pm

they own a lot, and CSX is not always in position to buy.
APU ownes the Harlem and Hudson line also, including the air rights
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Stratford Industrial Track ownership

Post by HighlandRail/DEY-7 652 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:32 pm

I wonder what else Penn Central's successors own? It says that they sold GCT and 156 miles of Metro North track for 80 million in 2007 to a real estate venture group. Other searches show they attempted to sue Amtrak and are a partial share holder in the company.
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Re: Stratford Industrial Track ownership

Post by F-line to Dudley via Park » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:32 am

I'm surprised Stratford hasn't been abandoned south of I-95 past the last customer, Maine Plastics. The businesses along it on the other side of the highway have been overturned to such a degree that there's virtually no potential for ever developing new rail customers on it. And the tracks are in rough, rough shape between the Grainger parking lot and Route 113. But the whole thing is still showing active designation on the CT State Rail Map and CT State Rail Plan.

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