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Re: PC: RE:NS/Conrail problems
- Subject: Re: PC: RE:NS/Conrail problems
- From: "Roger P. Hensley" <rhensley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 15:44:58 +0000
> From: "Craig E. Hatter" <ns4610 -AT- bluegrass.net>
> To: "Penn-Central" <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
> Subject: PC: RE:NS/Conrail problems
> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 16:13:21 -0400
> Reply-to: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Why has this occurred? If both railroads ran OK prior to merger,what has
> happened to mess up the operations? Has NS done the Gestapo bit and said our
> way or the highway? You have to remember that railroads are still run with
> 19th century management practices.
Yes, only NS presumed that everyone would do as they demanded.
CR people have left rather than be forced into operations that they
felt were incorrect and knew wouldn't work.
Both NS and CSX underestimated the amount of traffic that Conrail
was handling efficiently. They wanted the routes, but misjudged how
to handle the load. NS KNOWS how to run a railroad, but they don't
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