DutchRailnut wrote: ↑Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:11 ama rational government would not have turned down the offer from Conrail.Different time, different situation. HRRC is a nasty company run by nasty people who don't want to engage in productive discussion or partnerships with other railroads. The state should eminent domain it and then they can lease freight rights back to HRRC if they want to play ball.
A private owner is never going to give up control of his center section to be dispatched by another railroad.
And Metro North would never let HRRC dispatchers get in mix of their commuter operation.