justalurker66 wrote: ↑Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:34 pm
Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:03 amMessrs. Lurker, TRAXX, et al, that name CPKC simply represents a "moniker" to use as the proposal moves forth, which as I noted immediately will "be a long, long time".
If CPKC was offered as the operating name of the "plain vanilla" independent voting trust I might agree with you.
But, clearly stated: "Following STB approval of the transaction" ... "The combined entity will be named Canadian Pacific Kansas City ("CPKC")."
Brand name ... I suppose they could use something simpler.
Not like there's not industry precedent:
-Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie = Soo Line
-Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific = Milwaukee Road
-New York, Chicago & St. Louis = Nickel Plate Road
-New York, New Haven & Hartford = New Haven
-Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis = Big Four
-Chicago, South Shore & South Bend = South Shore Line
-Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis = Panhandle Route
Of course if it were 100 years ago they'd come up with a better name-- "Montreal, Vancouver, Chicago, Kansas City & Mexican Pacific" or some such thing.