bostontrainguy wrote: ↑Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:04 pm But I guess if true, this outcome is better than anything any of us could have imagined.Given their safety record relative to the other Class I railroads, CSX would not have been my first, second, or third choice. Alas, I'm not a member of the Pan Am board and I don't get a vote.
Given their safety record relative to the other Class I railroads...407 - with respect, that is not a fair implication.
MEC407 wrote: ↑Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:35 ambsweep wrote: ↑Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:49 am ...and avoid much of the political morass that would follow if it were handled by a short-line no matter how good a safety record they had.Other than Lac Megantic, every fuel train disaster or hazmat train disaster in the United States or Canada over the last 20 years has happened on a Class I railroad:
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Unio ... train_fire
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Moun ... derailment
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Tenn ... derailment
People are fooling themselves if they think disasters only strike shortlines.
(For anyone keeping score, the winner is CSX with 4, followed by NS with 2, UP with 1, and CP with 1.)