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by ConrailMan5
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: NS to be Taken Over by CP?
Replies: 158
Views: 48261

Re: NS to be Taken Over by CP?

http://m.thestar.com/#/article/business/2015/12/08/canadian-pacifics-revised-takeover-bid-rejected-by-us-railway.html Good enough source? Perfect. Best not to regurgitate others opinions/ information and claim them as your own. I do maintain however, that it is the opinion of Ackman and that he obv...
by ConrailMan5
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: NS to be Taken Over by CP?
Replies: 158
Views: 48261

Re: NS to be Taken Over by CP?

CSX fought back and started making the changes Harrision would have. Sounds like Ackman this morning has thrown the gauntlet, challenging the NS managements ability to lead the company. Sounds like all that "speculation" came true after all.... Sounds more like propaganda to me. Of course akman wil...
by ConrailMan5
Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: West Michigan Railroad History
Replies: 19
Views: 3572

Re: West Michigan Railroad History

Hello all, Recently, I filmed the West Michigan Railroad in Hartford and have a nice amount of footage for a decent video. What I need from you guys is a brief history of the line, B The Sharks will get you every time if you leave bait out there like this Drayton, watch your phrasing. I thought the...
by ConrailMan5
Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: NS to be Taken Over by CP?
Replies: 158
Views: 48261

Re: NS to be Taken Over by CP?

I wholeheartedly disagree with your assessment, CRman5. Not only was the argument creatively walked-back, I still disagree that somehow corporate money-power players are humanitarian. First: Despite what you all may think, community matters in business, not just the money. Based on the chatter from...
by ConrailMan5
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: NS to be Taken Over by CP?
Replies: 158
Views: 48261

Re: NS to be Taken Over by CP?

I guess Ackmans take over of CP (amongst his other acquisitions) by using a proxy battle to take control, isn't a good indication of how Ackam operates? Again, has happened in the past, does not mean it will happen here. Using the past to predict the future is a bad bet. Using the past to avoid mis...
by ConrailMan5
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: NS to be Taken Over by CP?
Replies: 158
Views: 48261

Re: NS to be Taken Over by CP?

Despite what you all may think, community matters in business, not just the money. I think you're vastly over-estimating the amount of humanity in the decisions of money-movers on Wall St. They see untapped potential and are willing to throw billions around to turn that into more billions. They don...
by ConrailMan5
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: NS to be Taken Over by CP?
Replies: 158
Views: 48261

Re: NS to be Taken Over by CP?

I'm saying that the business men and women involved are very smart people. I haven't talked to any of them nor Ackmen. (Yes I know who he is) but it would appear that someone here has. I know that isn't me. And I am not going to pretend I know the motivations behind the merger nor will I pass it off...
by ConrailMan5
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: NS to be Taken Over by CP?
Replies: 158
Views: 48261

Re: NS to be Taken Over by CP?

CP is saying to take the offer to the shareholders rather than the NS execs shooting it down. If they don't, they'll attempt a proxy vote, which NS will probably lose. Unless you have information that we don't, which is possible, I don't from the total information available to the public see any ev...
by ConrailMan5
Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Milan
Replies: 14
Views: 1456

Re: NS Milan

There is a business on the west end of Milan yard that gets tank cars, B70 serves them. I do not believe there is any other online business until the ADBF interchange. Not sure what local or train gets those cars though, and I am not sure if there is anything on the NS closer to Adrian. THere is an...
by ConrailMan5
Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: NS to be Taken Over by CP?
Replies: 158
Views: 48261

Re: NS to be Taken Over by CP?

CP lowered its offer, NS responds. In an email to investors Norfolk Southern Comments on Revised, Reduced Proposal from Canadian Pacific Transaction Still Subject to Substantial Regulatory Risk and Highly Unlikely to be Approved Former STB Commissioners Determined That STB Unlikely to Approve Any Vo...
by ConrailMan5
Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9081
Views: 513047

Re: Where am I?

Ill take carleton Michigan for 1000 trabeck.

Although I am not at all certain that this is what it is.
by ConrailMan5
Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Web Site updates, questions, and suggestions
Topic: Avatars and Usernames
Replies: 160
Views: 77989

Re: Avatars and Usernames

We should all change ours to be Ann Arbor FA2's.
by ConrailMan5
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Milan
Replies: 14
Views: 1456

Re: NS Milan

Recently (last 6 months or so) AA is interchanging Chrysler traffic in Milan instead of Toledo (to avoid Ottawa Yard congestion). On Sundays, if Milan is full, AA will run the interchange traffic north on NS's main to the nearest passing siding and set out. The siding you are reffering to is arkona...
by ConrailMan5
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Milan
Replies: 14
Views: 1456

Re: NS Milan

B70 still operates out of Milan AFAIK. My best guess is that you saw them switching the yard. Not sure exactly what all they serve but I think they run from Milan to Oakwood Yard and back. Crew call is 7 or 8 AM Mon-SAT, and they usually mess around in the AA yard until about 10 AM. THey run to oak...
by ConrailMan5
Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: AA mileposts
Replies: 10
Views: 4511

Re: AA mileposts

Pie39 wrote:I was looking more for milepost design.
I thought that is what you wer getting at, bust wasnt sure. On an N scale layout, how detailed can one get with mileposts? they would be awfully small.
by ConrailMan5
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Worth fanning Toledo around 7am for the EB Train Parade?
Replies: 3
Views: 2729

Re: Worth fanning Toledo around 7am for the EB Train Parade?

I would not like having to get up so early, but I hear the EB parade of the 22K, 206, 24Z and others come before the noon-ish arrivals of the 24M/20E. Usually one I come to Toledo around 1130ish, I catch the 20E, but no other EB's. Then it's just WB's until the 26N and 20N around 7pm. Would 7am be ...
by ConrailMan5
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Rail advocates want double tracking DET-CHI
Replies: 34
Views: 2596

Re: Rail advocates want double tracking DET-CHI

. So far... NO Trains have been using the North/Westbound/Track 1 . South/Eastbound/Track 2 still being use as it was before the other track was put back in. Ummm which segment are you talking about? Becasue the Mort-Wayne segment has not been cut in yet. I guess I don't understand your point. They...
by ConrailMan5
Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Norfolk Southern Railroad Company Updates for December 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 6596

Re: Norfolk Southern Railroad Company Updates for December 2

More of a sighting than an update, saw a NS MOW train parked over in Dearborn at the Townline Jct./Advance Departure Yard. Historically where the RBBB Circus Train usually parks, when near to Detroit. That's the NS tie gangs train. http://railroadfan.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10051/d5179e96-abfe-...
by ConrailMan5
Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9081
Views: 513047

Re: Where am I?

http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff373/PatMi/Mobile%20Uploads/Where%20was%20I_zpsfhtl95sr.jpg I am going to go out on a limb and say this is somewhere on the chessie, but I do not know where. The signal box in the background tells me it Isn't conrail (because it Isn't rust brown). I notice what ...
by ConrailMan5
Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Rail advocates want double tracking DET-CHI
Replies: 34
Views: 2596

Re: Rail advocates want double tracking DET-CHI

Amtrak tried getting into the freight business hauling mail and perishables. They acquired a fleet of 60' express box cars. The freight railroads were not happy. I don't recall why the freight service ended. Oh...that's also how many airlines make their bucks - CARGO IN THE UNDERBELLY. Perhaps Amtr...