Ironhorse27 wrote:So essentially Finger Lakes got caught with its hand in the cookie jar and CSX is slapping them. It must have been some substantial traffic Finger Lakes was chasing.
I'm not a huge FGLK fan but they are not stupid. I have a hard time seeing that they would go far enough in poaching traffic from CSX as to jeopardize the working relationship they have built up all these years. They have too much already invested in what they already have to risk alienating their primary connection. Disagree with CSX? Of course. Have some "what if?" conversations with a few shippers? Not unlikely, and also not unethical. But get caught doing something serious? I would be surprised. Over the years FGLK has shown itself to be very adept at playing the political end of things, and in this case I'm not talking government
politics, but rather the whole getting-along-with-those-you-need-to-get-along-with stuff.
I talked to someone who probably has a much better ear for what's going on, and they were not aware of anything serious. What you say MIGHT be the case but IMHO it would represent a significant departure from the norm if it was accurate.