Kansas City Southern Funeral Thread

Reading2100 Mar 21, 2021

  1. Reading2100

    Reading2100 TrainBoard Member

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    Canadian Pacific Railway has merged with Kansas City Southern Railway for $25,000,000,000. As we gather here today we honor this wonderful railroad.
     
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  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    May the Southern Belle rest in peace. I don't know much KCS history, but sad to see another US railroad being gobbled up by a megamerger.
     
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  3. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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  4. mmi16

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    Until the Fat Lady sings (the STB) this is just a proposal.
     
  5. Dave1905

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    The last of the midwest North-South railroads, all the rest are merged (IC-MP-MKT-SSW-KCS).
     
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  6. Reading2100

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  8. Hytec

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    The Fat Lady has one year and three months from last Friday to sing. We sure hope she sings sooner, but them's the rules....Smerf! :rolleyes:
     
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  9. sd90ns

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    How is it that the Canadian railroads have all this penetration into U.S. markets, meanwhile U.S. railroads have virtually no penetration into Canada's?
     
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  10. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Seems like bad politics at the expense of US voters (again).
     
  11. Hardcoaler

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    I’m not sure, but I’m guessing that CN and CP so dominate the Canadian system map that there’s not much for a U.S. road to take an interest in.

    Then too, Canadian law might be a limiting factor.
     
  12. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    There really needs to be some sort of quid pro quo......
     
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  13. mmi16

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    Didn't EHH start it all when he was with IC and brought about the merger with CN?
     
  14. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    You are correct. EHH was force to reckoned with. He was a loose cannon in many minds, just not those of his Boards of Directors and Wall Street. He was a classical example of, "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance and performance, baffle them with BS!" He got his way in every case.
     

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