by cw cabin
What do you think would happen if say, CSX and UP would merge? Would the line then be viable? I'm refering to the B&O from Cincy to St. Louis. I remember at one time many years ago CSX did think of directional running. Say westbounds via Louisville and eastbounds over the B&O to Cincy. I think it still would be a mistake to abandon any remaining parts of the B&O. In the age of capacity issues I think it's use has not come to an end, but I know the inevitable most probably will happen. Like you said though, all of this may change tomorrow. There was some local "rumor" of NS getting the CSX line from Cincy to St. Louis as part of the split of Conrail. I wonder if NS could of used it for trains that run south to Danville then east to Louisville and onto St. Louis. I don't know what trains use that routing then or now. I was hoping the "rumors" were true because I knew the B&O would get the boot if they weren't.