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Backshophoss wrote:Is "United Rail" a spinoff of the "remains" of X-train?? Possibly an enforced spinoff by Virgin Rail USA?The virgin rail is not related to Xtrain. Virgin is a competitor that might actually get it done. No way this can support two trains so virgin will kill any last hopes. Air travel is 50 min or so and $90 between la and Vegas. Hard for a train to compete that would take many hours to get to Vegas and cost at best only slightly less money. Only selling point is no tsa line.
Tread carefully, X-train left a lot of unhappy people in their wake.
Las Vegas-based railroad consolidator United Rail was expected to buy the Concord, N.H., line, the state’s oldest, but the June 30 deadline for the sale is now expired.See link to read the rest of the article.
New England Southern President Peter Dearness broke the news and is only saying that the short line is still operational. The railroad carries freight on 73 miles of track from Concord to the north. United Rail wants to establish a presence in the east, but no one knows why the deal was ditched.