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Re: PC: PC in the news...

CR was the Gov't and no way proved themselves. They threw employees out on
the streets, forever destructed a system that would never return. They did
nothing to better what was once PC. The chopped a 44,000 mile system to
11,000 miles. No wonder everyone said they were making money. They had less
lines and employees to pay. That is why they needed to be bailed out by NS
and CSX otherwise they would have folded

----- Original Message -----
From: "weldon" <weldon -AT- fastol.com>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Cc: "Lee Weldon" <lweldon -AT- crosslink.net>
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: PC: PC in the news...

> <SNIP>
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Conjob was a descendant or corporate
> > successor of the Penn Central.
> >
> Shouldn't we be beyond using derogatory terms for Conrail?  I think in its
> 23-year history it more than proved itself as a positive force in
> Northeastern railroading.
> While it is certainly romantic to wonder "what might have been" with Penn
> Central, the reality is that without Conrail, the industrial economy of
> region, weak as it was, would have collapsed altogether.
> If you want to consider something an outright Con, look at the dubious
> history of CSX, which was notorious for taking over perfectly viable
> railroads and ripping them up to squelch competition and protect their own
> pockets.
> As fun as it was to watch, Penn Central was a bloated mess, and the
> Anthracite roads were on a death watch as soon as the first oil furnaces
> were installed in Philadelphia and New York.  Conrail managed to pare all
> that down into a reasonable, sustainable, and ultimately profitable
> railroad.
> Please, let's not reduce ourselves to name calling.
> Lee
> >
> >
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