• UP Being Taken to STB Over Tennessee Pass

  • Discussion about the Union Pacific operations past and present. Official site can be found here: UPRR.COM.
Discussion about the Union Pacific operations past and present. Official site can be found here: UPRR.COM.

Moderator: GOLDEN-ARM

  by Backshophoss
 
This is going to be a messy deal for the STB to figure out,Figures UP wants to "control" the interchange at Pueblo,not allowing interchange direct to BNSF or at Dotzero on the west end of the route
  by Shortline614
 
The battle is heating up as Mr. Michael Millsap, a resident living alongside the CM&P has submitted a letter to the STB opposing the transaction. Mr. Millsap's argument boils down to three major points:

https://dcms-external.s3.amazonaws.com/ ... 301425.pdf

  • Return of trains would lower property values
  • Return of trains would increase noise pollution and accidents
  • The Arkansas River Valley has fared just fine in the 25 years since the railroad was put out of service

Mr. Millsap's point of view is understandable. Based on his letter, I go assume that a lot of people living in the Arkansas River Valley aren't too thrilled about the prospect of trains coming back.

Of course, the counter-argument is that the railroad was never abandoned to begin with, just "Out of Service." Meaning that the owner of the railroad has the right to put trains back on it whenever they want.
  by Backshophoss
 
UP basically took the Tenn Pass "OOS" but nothing else to kill the routing,allowing a freight shortline (believe using ATSF freight rights)and a Tourist Line to operate on the route to a certain point.