troffey wrote: ↑Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:29 pm
newpylong wrote: ↑Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:20 pm
PAS (or whatever it becomes) would still need to play nice and let whoever operates East of Ayer to access the Worcester Main, probably a condition of the sale. This is simplified today as the ST is the carrier for both paper railroads.
I can't find the document at the moment, but I'm 99% sure the PAS STB paperwork spelled out trackage rights through Ayer and over the Worcester Main for PAR.
Q: can both PAR and PAS "directly service" the same customers at Hill Yard such as Devens Recycling? How about elsewhere at Ayer such as Ardent Mills, Catania Oils, and the old Ford yard for trash transloading? I'm guessing PAR can't service the Sanvel auto facility? If PAR and PAS can currently service the same customers over the stretch where PAR enjoys trackage rights, I'm guessing that it is done with a common AY local and only the billing paperwork shows which entity is getting the revenue?
The reason I ask these questions is if Pan Am is to be split up among 2 owners, eg, PAS to NS and PAR to, say, G&W, then I'm guessing Ayer customer access may have to be negotiated as well especially if different RRs' crew are involved.
On a related note, if NS is to own 100% of PAS, I'm guessing CSX might want some conditions so as to keep its current level of access to the customers it indirectly serves in D3 via PAS (eg, various LPG transloads and Ardent Mills).