Discussion about Iowa Pacific Holdings and their various railroad operations. For passenger trains see also regional or tourist forums below. IP no longer operates the Hoosier State, see this topic in Amtrak: http://railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=104574
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  by woodeen
 
As of a couple weeks ago Mount Hood's two locomotives and what looks to be all of the passenger equipment are still on site. Their main (only?) freight customer, the mill that transloads in Odell, has added a second shift and there seems to be no shortage of lumber loads going out
  by troffey
 
Backshophoss wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 3:13 pm This could effect the MBTA's Cape Flyer service,along with other active passenger ops.
Figure on a long delayed ruling till the virus winds down.
Why would it effect the Flyer? Mass Coastal is still operating, Keolis provides the crews, and MassDOT owns the trackage.
  by Backshophoss
 
Court can order NO passenger operations while the bankruptcy proceeds in court.
conserving cash and estate value, also expenses including insurance need court approval

Believe MassDOT and MBTA are following the case
  by Red Wing
 
Of course MassDOT is following the case so they can put out a request for bids to keep the line running.
  by troffey
 
Backshophoss wrote: Sat May 09, 2020 7:24 pm Court can order NO passenger operations while the bankruptcy proceeds in court.
conserving cash and estate value, also expenses including insurance need court approval

Believe MassDOT and MBTA are following the case

Just to clarify, you're suggesting that an Illinois bankruptcy court can order MassDOT not to run a public service on their own trackage, with their own equipment and crews, because their contract freight operator/tenant is owned by a company that is bankruptcy proceedings?
  by eolesen
 
Yeah, no. If MassDOT owns the trackage, they can name a replacement operator on their property. But they're also responsible for providing insurance for that operator.