22.April – Washington DC – The STB has set forth a series of Decisions regarding the procedural schedule for the Pan Am Railways acquisition by CSXT and related transactions. On 1.April, the applicants filed a petition to establish a revised procedural schedule as directed by the Board in Decision No. 1. Under 49 U.S.C. § […]
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 […]
A THOROUGH ANALYSIS OF HOW BERKSHIRE & EASTERN (GW) WILL SUPPLANT -- BUT NOT REPLACE -- PAN AM SOUTHERN
26.February, Washington DC – Many were surprised at the naming of Genesee & Wyoming’s Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad, LLC, (a Class III carrier doing business as Berkshire & Eastern Railroad) as the Pan Am Southern operator in the event of CSX’s acquisition of Pan Am Rail Systems. As described in CSX’s APPLICATION to the Board, […]
NEED-TO-KNOW INFO ABOUT THE CSX FILING TO ACQUIRE PAR: BASIC STRATEGY, HOW IT'S GONNA WORK, STB FILINGS
26.February, Washington DC – CSX filed with the Surface Transportation Board an APPLICATION to acquire Pan Am. Docketed as No. FD 36472, five other documents under that docket, plus one other related filing (Docket# AB 1312) were posted to the STB website at the same time as the APPLICATION. Many additional filings are expected. Editor’s […]
26.February, Albany NY – The STB Docket No. FD 36472, CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., Control and Merger of Pan Am Systems, Inc., Pan Am Railways, Inc., etc. was filed on 25.February and while the majority of the deal relates to New England, one New York shortline will be altered by the deal. As […]
13.February, Ayer MA – NS has released a flurry of messages regarding winter weather delays and congestion, leading to the temporary cancelation of some trains beginning on 08.February. As a result of slow gate activity following several rounds of winter storms and frigid temperatures gripping the Northeast and Chicago regions, NS announced in Shipper Alerts […]
TRACK CREWS CONTINUE TO MAKE GAINS OVER THE LENGTH OF THE PATRIOT CORRIDOR.
09.February, North Adams MA – PAR track crews are working into Winter to raise sustained track speeds along the PAS Patriot Corridor. For the first time in years, the current timetable bulletin DOES NOT include the Hoosac Tunnel, authorizing trains to run through the storied bore at the 25 mph timetable maximum. Slow orders also […]
11.February – NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Southern announced today that its board of directors has elected Hunt Cary, a 28-year railroad veteran, as vice president operations efficiency. Joining Norfolk Southern from Union Pacific Corporation, Cary brings extensive knowledge and leadership experience in network operations, supply-chain logistics, precision scheduled railroading, and use of technology to drive […]
HISTORIC LINE GOES DARK AS NORTH-SOUTH TRAFFIC SEEKS A BETTER ROUTE
29.January, Binghamton NY – Norfolk Southern has filed notice to discontinue the CTC traffic control system (TCS) on its D&H Subdivision south between Binghamton NY and Harrisburg PA, on the Keystone Division. In FRA Docket# FRA-2021-0010, NS seeks permission to discontinue the TCS between milepost (MP) HA 629.3 to MP HA 715.7. This includes control […]
XTRA-LONG TRAINS LOOK GREAT FROM WALL STREET, BUT WILL THEY BLOCK MAIN STREET?
02.February, Atlanta, GA – A 14,000-ft train is now a relatively common sight, where the territory allows. Long trains are no strangers to the railroads that have adopted PSR as a way to reduce costs, increase revenue and improve their operating ratio (O:R). According to exclusive, well-placed sources, NS is considering raising the bet to […]