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Re: PC: What killed PC?
- Subject: Re: PC: What killed PC?
- From: rastaff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 11:56:58 -0700
From: Jejunabra -AT- aol.com
Date sent: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 18:48:45 EST
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
Subject: Re: PC: What killed PC?
Send reply to: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
I guess you and I do agree. Their was no hope for Northeastern
Railroading in the form that it was in. Even after Conrail took over
everything they still could not get there house in order and stop the
massive losses until after the Stagers Act gave them the freedom
need to really try and be competive in todays business world.
I have been out working for the BN for 20 years now, hard to believe
how fast time has gone by. Henry Frick and I where talking about
that the other night when we where both working 3rd trick. In that
time Conrail has put together a working railroad. Once they got
there house in order and the Stagers Act they had to make money,
they where the only game in town. Now with the break up is
coming about it will be interesting to see how compeatation is
handled in the Northeast. The little D&H never had a chance.
Where they did do something to really give CR some compeatation
they where shut down real quick by Conrail.
> Bob: I have The Fallen Collossus and have read it. I would love to read the
> book, No Way to Run a Railroad, which I am not sure that my library system
> even has. One conclusion that I drew was that this, perhaps was an example of
> a merger that never should have been allowed in the first place. Add
> incompatible operating departments to the mix, and one has a caudron of
> reasons why the Penn Central could not possibly work. The books you recommend
> pretty much say it all.
> Jim Mancuso
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