RJDC85 wrote:Sounds like alot more interchange will be occuring between CMQ/VRS/Pan Am.
Nope... I had replied to CN's post a year ago on a different forum on this very matter, things have not changed one bit, there is still no traffic moving PAS-VRS-CMQ . Does not look to change in future either....
*Warning, this is relevant to EDBF/BFED but heavy about CMQ*
A lot is actually moving CMQ-CP-NS... I wonder if the threat to run CMQ-VRS-NS has caused CP to revisit rate structure. Remember, the competitive landscape is dynamic just like in any industry. Also keep in mind, CMQ has 350 boxcars right now they are using to shuffle Irving traffic from Madawaska (Twin Rivers), Saint John, Woodland and other up nawth customers (Huber, ect). I have yet to see (not saying it doesn't happen) any of these cars on either ST/PAS or CSX... they have all either been
NBSR-CMQ-VRS-NECR-MCER (Mass Central has a warehouse where cars has been going on occasion)
Also interestingly enough, some cars have moved over CN either off NBSR or via SLQ
The stuff going to WRJ CMQ/VRS has been mostly lumber, a few boxes and some aggregates and chemicals.
In any regard, the smaller WANM/NMWA and POWA/WAPO (Basically the abolishment of SJPO/POSJ) has shown the dramatic shift from PAR/CSX to CMQ/CP/NS.... The Conn River gateway, as I had previously reported, didn't materialize yet if at all due to a strong CP-NS routing. The VRS-PAS connection may be suffering from this, but I have seen a lot of EDBF/BFED moves lately too.