PAS: Vermont Opposes G&W Control with Prejudice, Part 1

"The choice for Applicants is clear – present a truly competitive alternative, or face rejection of the application."

PAS: Vermont Opposes G&W Control with Prejudice, Part 1

27.August, Montpelier VT – Vermont DOT (Vtrans, representing the State of Vermont) filed a stern Comment in Opposition to the CSX Revised Application to acquire Pan Am Systems. On the same day, Vermont Rail Systems filed their equally indignant Reply in Opposition to Pittsburgh & Shawmut’s (subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming) Petition for Exemption to […]

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 […]

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 […]

PAR Sale: Seeing the Fundamental Issue

Giving New England's Class III railroads a stake in the revitalized rail network is not incompatible with CSX's strategic objective to complete a northeast land bridge between Port of Saint John NB and the interior.

PAR Sale: Seeing the Fundamental Issue

On 25.May, the STB gave CSX a second Incomplete grade for its Application to acquire Pan Am Railways, forcing CSX to attend summer school and develop a third iteration of the Application to merge with Pan Am Railways. Will it yield the charm this proposed transaction desperately needs? The Board’s explanation of the ruling provides […]

CSX: Pan Am Sale Filing Being ‘Perfected’ Before Presentation to STB

CSX: Pan Am Sale Filing Being ‘Perfected’ Before Presentation to STB

26.April, Washington DC – The Surface Transportation Board invited public comments on the proposed procedural schedule for the sale of Pan Am Railways/Pan Am Southern. In the STB Decision No. 1 on the original filing for the sale, served and published on 25.March, the Board accepted the February 25 submission as a prefiling notification, thus […]

SLWX: Ocean Salt Flows North by Rail

UPSTART ROAD SALT DISTRIBUTOR USES RAIL TO PUSH OCEAN SALT INTO NORTHERN STATES 

SLWX: Ocean Salt Flows North by Rail

20.January, East Providence RI — A short string of covered hoppers headed out behind the P&W, loaded with salt drayed from Fall River MA, and bound for Shelburne VT — and on the way changing everything that’s known about sourcing road salt in New England. Upstart salt distributor Saltine Warrior has carved a new rail-based […]

NECR: Declining Traffic Prompts Reductions

NECR: Declining Traffic Prompts Reductions

01.April, St. Albans VT – This is no fooling, G&W’s New England Central Railroad (NECR) is scaling back operations and further reducing man hours beginning on 04.April.2021, following continuing declines in traffic levels. NECR has long been an arm for traffic to and from Montreal and New England and between CN and CSXT, however the […]

PAS: New ANRP Pan Am Southern Reference Maps

PAS: New ANRP Pan Am Southern Reference Maps

New comprehensive maps of PAS Following a suggestion from an ANRP subscriber, we will provide access to these comprehensive maps in each article concerning the Pan Am Southern trackage. Maps and captions are derived from STB filings. Additional reference PAR East End (‘Keag-Ayer) comprehensive map CSX-PAR Transaction comprehensive STB proceedings Get your glasses, or click […]

CSX/PAR: Back to the Drawing Board or Full Steam Ahead?

CSX/PAR: Back to the Drawing Board or Full Steam Ahead?

25.March, Washington DC – The Surface Transportation Board’s decision that CSX acquisition of Pan-Am is a “Significant Transaction” is based on both anti-competitive concerns regarding Genesee & Wyoming as operator of Pan Am Southern, and also on concerns raised by the state of Massachusetts regarding the PAR-proper portion of the transaction (non-PAS lines). As part […]

PAS: Alternative Operator Steps Forward

PAS: Alternative Operator Steps Forward

(MAPS TO COME – Ed.) 22.March, Washington DC – M4 Capital Group, which “[specializes] in the rail asset and infrastructure financing and investment” {LinkedIn}, has filed an “ALTERNATIVE PURCHASE AND OPERATION PLAN” to acquire the Conn River Line, and operate it as the Connecticut River Railroad. M4’s filing seizes upon the many expressed concerns about the potential […]