CP rumors, again

BoxcabE50 Nov 12, 2015

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Monday evening of this week, I was waiting for Antiques Road Show to begin. In the minutes beforehand, there was a brief news headlines segment, wherein the broadcast person announced that CP was interested in acquiring Norfolk Southern.

    I have not seen nor heard mention of this since then. I am wondering if it is real, or did those PBS folks get sucked into the railfan rumor mill?
     
  2. YoHo

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    CP expressed interest in CSX last year I believe. There was talk about NS at the time.
     
  3. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    Per the article from progressive railroading. No comments from either railroad.


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  4. Hytec

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    Fred Frailey posted a discussion of the potential CP/NS merger on his blog hosted by Trains magazine. I believe you must be a subscriber to Trains for access, but I'm posting the link in case Fred's blog open to public access.
     
  5. BoxcabE50

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    Hank- I was able, as a non-subscriber, to read that article.

    I am wondering exactly why CP is really interested. There must be some easy money pickings hidden in there someplace. "End to end" or not, these things usually end up with something being stripped, track miles and jobs going away.
     
  6. Kevin Anderson

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    Coast to coast railroad.


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  7. BoxcabE50

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    If thinking east to west, CP has been coast to coast for about 130 years now.
     
  8. Kevin Anderson

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    With the latest announcement from CP got me thinking. What would the logos and colors be of the new railroad? Would it be CP red with the NS thoroughbred? Or would they go the UP route and just be same d CP?


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  9. BoxcabE50

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    If their past is any indicator, they'll CP-ize everything.

    Heard a brief discussion of this potential event, on today's noon radio news.
     
  10. Kevin Anderson

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    Similar to UP then.


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  11. BoxcabE50

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    Yup. Borgification, except just done in red.
     
  12. Kevin Anderson

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    Well one thing with this is that NS currently has their own rule book. CP uses GCOR, this will make GCOR finally go east of the Mississippi.


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  15. Kevin Anderson

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