RE: [FJGRailroad] Delaware Otsego Corp.
I read somewhere that NS and CSX own a piece of the NYSW. Also, CSX is looking to start running
from Selklirk to Montreal using the D&H. I was told that they don't have X-Ray equipment for the
cars coming and going to Canada from the Montreal Secondary. The FEDs want CSX to build the
facility to do this, but CSX doesn't want to spend the money. The D&H at Rouses Point has the
X-Ray scanner and that's why CSX wants to run that way. So far, CPRail says no, due to the fact that
CSX wants their own crews to run trains as far north as possible. I think they've suggested D&H
crews running from Whitehall, but the D&H wants it from Kenwood.
And there's more, CP's US crews are only running to Plattsburg with Canadian Crews taking trains
across the border....
I'm curious as to the corporate status of the DO operation.
It was my understanding the CSX was one of the players in the Susquehanna operation, something about thwarting CN from purchasing the Montreal Secondary (Syracuse & north) and gaining a through route from Canada to NYC. Is CSX still a player as CSX still operates the Montreal line....perhaps still on their sale table.
Their short line experiences usually resulted in abandonment; Central New York & Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville come to mind. They were particularly adept at dining at the public trough.