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STrRedWolf wrote: ↑Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:57 amAdd UP to the list for METRA.west point wrote: ↑Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:03 pm Don't forget that CSX wants out of operating MARC Brunswick and Camden line trains .Wanted. MARC Brunswick/Camden line trains are now operated by Bombardier(nee Alstrom). They're still running on CSX lines, though.
eolesen wrote: ↑Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:31 am Depends on the line -- if you have a line with light freight traffic, operating passenger service on it might make or break that line's profitability.The Buckingham Branch comes to mind, but now the track is state-owned so it shouldn’t be as much of an economic issue.
How many lines does Amtrak operate on that are marginal for freight revenue? Not too many, but there might be a couple.
west point wrote: ↑Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:54 pm Short lines are not interested in OR but just anything that will drop to the bottom line as profit. Short lines for the most part do not receive that OR god that is a a hall mark of wall street.And that’s one reason you don’t see Genesee & Western operating (or thinking about bidding on) passenger service.