Metra tenant WSOR bought by WATCO

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Metra tenant WSOR bought by WATCO

Post by Tadman » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:40 pm

Wisconsin Southern, best known for using former MILW E-units on their executive train, was recently purchased by Kansas-based WATCO. No layoffs or traffic changes are planned - you will probably still see WSOR freights operating over Metra MILW-north trackage at night.

http://www.wsorrailroad.com/news/news.html

What I'm more curious about is, what happens to the passenger fleet? Former owner and still president, Bill Gardner, has worked hard to assemble the train and it's not likely to survive without a patron like Mr. Gardner.
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