MKT_fan11 wrote:RA has tried something like this in the past, in Indiana. I believe the routing was TPW Peoria Illinois area to Logansport, Indiana, CERA Kokomo, Indiana to CIND somewhere else down that way. Unfortunately, part of their system involved a lease of NS track, which NS revoked after RA started routing trains over RA rails instead of NS rails. If they ever try a move like that again, it would be to their advantage to be sure they actually control the entire route.
These is a pretty big difference between the issue with NS and Michigan. If they bought the GLC and AA they would basically controll everything they run on. The only tracks they wouldn't own (exception, State owned) would be the Yard in Durand and from Durand to Pitt Junction. I don't think given the legal agreements that are in place regarding the removal of the AA main in 1974, that CN could do anything to stop use of the tracks from the diamond south to Pitt Junction.
The only think CN could control is the use of the yard since that I think is still CN owned. I don't think CN would have a beef because I don't think they carry in HESR traffic to NS anyway. In fact depending the agreement for use of the yard in Durand, they might actually prefer a combination with access to NS because it might bring more revenue to CN based on yard usage patterns.