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RE: PC: It was a bad move anyway...
- Subject: RE: PC: It was a bad move anyway...
- From: "Armstrong, John A" <ArmstronJA@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 09:01:15 -0400
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Really? As an example, the auto makers can now bid out who carries their parts and finished goods into the shared asset areas. These areas opened up almost all of New Jersey. All in all, this is better than anything that the state of New Jersey ever had when you consider that both companies have total access to both carriers. It wasn't that good even pre PC.
Where did CR compete with CSX or NS? Maybe on moves from Detroit to the west but certainly not into the east. The NS web sites included a page that shows intermodal market share and neither one has 50%. By the same token, CR had 97% into the New York metro area.
No, the merge didn't give every customer two carriers but many now have two line service were prior to the merger there was only one. Most other mergers have only addresses the 2 to 1 customers. This merger is unique in it's creation of 1 to 2 customers.
I agree that nearly all other mergers have resulted in a loss of competition. However, the NS/CSX/CR merger undid the mistakes that were made in 1968 and 1976. Perlman wanted C&O/B&O/NYC and PRR/N&W. In the end he was right. That was the better combination.
> What competition? By taking Conjob out of the picture, that cut down
> competition by another degree. Admittedly what goes on in the East isn't as
> bad as the West, where the bloated mass that calls itself Union Pacific has
> pretty much trashed everything...
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