Rail Contracts: Preparing for Rapid Inflation

Rail Contracts: Preparing for Rapid Inflation

This article was composed by Escalation Consultants utilizing data and information generated via the Rail Cost Control program, by Escalation Consultants, Inc. Prepare for the Impact of Rapid Inflation on Rail Rates and Escalation in Rail Contracts Rail contract escalation provisions will be impacted by big changes taking place in the overall economy, as well as […]

PAR Sale: Voorheesville NY Won’t Be Railroaded

PAR Sale: Voorheesville NY Won’t Be Railroaded

20.July.2021, Voorheesville NY – Literally at the tip of the Pan Am sale’s tail, the Village of Voorheesville is not going along quietly with the Grand Plans hatched in Jacksonville, Atlanta, and Billerica. The town east of Albany is slated in the CSX-NS Settlement Agreement to be the shortcut for NS’s daily 9000+ ft Premium […]

PAR Sale: CSX PAR Lines Operating Plan Detail Analysis, Part I

PAR Sale: CSX PAR Lines Operating Plan Detail Analysis, Part I

CSX PAR Lines Operating Plan Detail Analysis CSX’s Amended and Supplemented Application (01.July.2021) includes a 60-page Operating Plan, Verified by Jamie Boychuk. It includes a detailed analysis of current PAR System operating characteristics, regional CSX operating characteristics, and a projected synthesis of the two into a CSX regional divisions directly connected to the CSX national […]

AMTK/MBTA/MNR: CSX PAR Lines Passenger Strategy Details

Capital investments that CSXT will make in the currently under-resourced PAR System will contribute to service reliability of all Amtrak routes

AMTK/MBTA/MNR: CSX PAR Lines Passenger Strategy Details

Key points of the Verified Statement of Mr. Andy Daly, CSX Senior Director of Passenger Operations, edited from the CSX Amended and Supplemented Application: “[The] Proposed Transaction and the Related Transactions will not produce significant changes to the existing routes, patterns, or types of service for the PAR System, PAS, or CSXT, or redirect existing traffic over those […]

PAR: UPDATE – Madison Line Abandonment Granted

The Madison Branch's abandonment is no surprise

PAR: UPDATE – Madison Line Abandonment Granted

08.July.2021, Washington DC – The STB granted PAR’s petition to abandon the Madison Branch running between Oakland and Embden ME. Per the 24.June Verified Notice of Exemption (VNE) (STB #302586), PAR is expected to negotiate a sale of the line to the State of Maine, which will proceed to convert all or some of the […]

MC: New Bedford Parcel to Support Windfarms

Cannon Street Power Station will be developed to stage and support offshore wind energy projects

MC: New Bedford Parcel to Support Windfarms

14.July, New Bedford MA – The decommissioned Cannon Street Power Station will be developed to stage and support offshore wind energy projects, and possibly serve the New Bedford fishing fleet as an additional offloading site. The redevelopment plan is pending on the announced sale of nearly the entire site by Eversource Energy and Sprague Resources, […]

CSX: MA Rep. Neal Raps PAR Merger

Three of the region's highest traffic lines run through Rep. Neal's First Massachusetts District.

CSX: MA Rep. Neal Raps PAR Merger

09.July, Washington DC – U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts registered a strenuous complaint against the prospective CSX/PAR “merger.” In his letter to the STB, Neal casts numerous aspersions that CSX’s stewardship of the PAS lines running through his MA First District will degrade them beneath Pan Am’s standard. […]

NECR: VT Culvert Washout Days Before Amtrak Restart

2X normal precipitation fell in southern Vermont between 14.June and 13.July

NECR: VT Culvert Washout Days Before Amtrak Restart

13.July, Putney VT – At the end of a month in which double the average amount of precipitation fell in southern Vermont {Northeast Regional Climate Center}, a cast concrete culvert washed out, opening a ~40-ft wide gap beneath the NECR mainline, which remained intact above the gap. The culvert diverts water from the Mill Pond […]

CSX: The Goodness of Their Heart?

By incorporating Pan Am Systems, CSX is giving its PSR champions a juicy, low-hanging target to drive down O/R and still spare the rest of its already-there network.

CSX: The Goodness of Their Heart?

Identifying the Real Competition CSX’s prospective acquisition of PAR presents an improvement in practically every aspect of New England’s rail industry. Simply by virtue of being a Class I railroad, they will certainly improve the track, rolling stock, operation, and reliability along every mile of the PAR/PAS network. They will connect New England shippers/receivers to […]

B&E: Expert Assures Enhanced Competition

Competition will be enhanced by ensuring the independence and neutrality of PAS from CSXT as a means to reach New England rail shippers

B&E: Expert Assures Enhanced Competition

In his Amended and Supplemented Verified Statement, William F. Huneke, former STB Chief Economist and a recognized consulting authority on railroad economics, presents his determination that Berkshire & Eastern (subsidiary of Genesee and Wyoming) will improve and enhance competition on the Pan Am Southern lines, as their dedicated contract operator. For Huneke’s discussion of four […]

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