by Gilbert B Norman
gokeefe wrote: ↑Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:56 pm I would also note the there is a case to be made for CN to make this acquisition as a defensive move against CP achieving dominance in New England. Although Maine is certainly not the source of traffic it once was there would be very few routes out of New England that CP wouldn't control if they bought Pan Am.You certainly have a point there. Mr. O'Keefe; CP would as good as "own" Maine, and whatever traffic originates . The only difference between a CP and a CSX takeover is there would still be a competitive E-W routing X-Mass. The Port of Boston would still be happy.
But I think the Surf Board established with the '90's combinations that any major traffic sources will have access open for two roads. On the strength of that, I'd be placing my bet on the "Thoroughbred".