NS PSR changes?

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NS PSR changes?

Unread postby Toppysager » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:01 pm

(Feel free to delete and direct if there is already a thread regarding this)

As announced at the quarterly meeting in October, NS will be adopting PSR beginning in February according to company President and CEO Jim Squires. In the the articles I read, Squires took a fairly ambiguous approach to questions, simply insisting that the changes will be "carefully considered" and changes will be "slower in implementation than rival CSX"

So, regarding abolishments specifically, how much (if any) traffic is expected to be cut or combined when the changes take place? I have heard various different rumors from railfans and NS employees alike, ranging from "traffic levels will remain the same, there will just be more precise scheduling and more management layoffs" to more drastic predictions like "mass abolishments are expected as early as January 7th." Not dissimilar to CSX's changes in 2017

I guess I'm just curious to get some insight into just what the heck NS's version of PSR looks like, and how much (if any) are traffic and traffic counts supposed to drop


Thanks in advance
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Re: NS PSR changes?

Unread postby Saturnalia » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:22 pm

Traffic won't drop, it'll just be reorganized.

Traffic is carloads. Train counts are different. You might see more here, fewer there. Won't make a huge difference in most places.

And it'll make the railroad run better and make more money.
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