by Mandy Saxo
bostontrainguy wrote: ↑Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:24 pm Saw this and wondered about the line:No. It is exactly as it is written. CSX will assume Pan Am Railway's 50% share of PAS ( because NS doesn't want it).
"Under a deal worked out with NS in exchange for its support of the Pan Am acquisition, CSX would step into Pan Am Railways’ shoes in the Pan Am Southern"
Did they mean to say NS would step into the PAS shoes?
Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:38 pm Now does that automatically mean that Topper will "barrel out of the gate" and build a competitive route of Class 3 track and "fix Hoosac"?No, NS will not "barrel out of the gate". They can barely get to the gate in New England right now.
I cannot foresee any Class II Short Line, such as a G&W property, stepping up to make the necessary investment.