CSX Line Sales....

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Posted by acmatth on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 3:56 PM

It is rare to see a through train on that line any day of the week, especially mixed freight.  Most general traffic moves from Hanover, PA west to Hagerstown and back.  A daily rock runner goes south at night and the empties return to the quarry at Hanover the next afternoon.  Growing up along that line I remember long manifests going west from Baltimore along with unit grain and coal trains going east.  Occasionally there would be a surprise like a train load of tanks going to Ft. Holabird in Baltimore to be shipped overseas, or a rare TOFC train.  THe TOFC trains mostly went up the main line through Westminster where Maryland Midland runs now. 

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Posted by PNWRMNM on Friday, December 08, 2017 5:20 PM


If I was EHH I would spin lines off to an LLC short line conglomerate much like the INRD is now, wholly owned by CSXT. This would allow different operating requirements, rules and expectations without affecting the parent companies standing on/with Wall Street and the new conglomerate would not be publicly traded. In essence make two out of one. All the gymnastics of valuation, bidding, negotiations are avoided. Put all the wood from the trunk of the tree in one pile and the wood from the branches in another. You still own all the wood. 



Can you say Winona Bridge??

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Posted by Norm48327 on Friday, December 08, 2017 5:33 PM

Like Balt ACD still waiting to see what Harrison intends to do with the lines in Michigan. They are out of the triangle Harrison wishes to develop and in his mind should be spun off to short lines. I know CSX personnel in Michigan who are concerned about this.


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Posted by caldreamer on Friday, December 08, 2017 6:28 PM

I live outside of Gettysburg, and sometines I will se long trains with up to 5 SD50;s, or at little as 2.  Mostly mixed freight , but a lot of covered hoppers are on the trains.  SD50's seem to be the norm for power, but occasionally a B-B unit or a road slug will bin in the mix depending on the trailing tonnage.

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