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Hunter Hardball

Postby ferroequinarchaeologist » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:44 am

"Hunter Harrison to regulator: Don’t mess with my productivity
Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) on Sept. 13, 2013, ordered Canadian Pacific Railway to immediately cease and desist “load testing” and idling operations in proximity to its Locomotive Reliability Centre (LRC) at Alyth Yard, Calgary. CP, noting CTA’s apparent inability to recognize that railroads operate round-the-clock, on Sept. 19 announced plans to close the LRC over the next few months and lay off 130 people."

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Re: Hunter Hardball

Postby Minneapolitan » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:39 pm

Why is this entitled "Hunter Hardball"?

The only thing hard about Harrison comes from his megalomaniacal ego...
Nickel Plate Road should have merged with ERIE.

Duh.
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Re: Hunter Hardball

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:01 am

I think it safe assumption that Bill Ackman is through with railroads. I have no knowledge how much he made or lost with his CP investment, but anyone reading this Times article will know he has bigger worries on his plate.

Imagine one of these Wall Street raiders actually admitting to a mistake:

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/busin ... -says.html

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..Mr. Ackman struck a more positive tone for the year ahead, pointing to new opportunities and saying, “We are well positioned for a strong recovery.” The firm sold its holdings in Canadian Pacific Railway and Zoetis, the former animal health care arm of Pfizer, last year, freeing capital to make new investments


I think from this caption, it's evident Bill would not have had a chapter in the book "The Men Who Loved Trains".
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Re: Hunter Hardball

Postby SemperFidelis » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:17 pm

I think his book would read more like a Dickensian tale:

"The Men Who Loved Money"
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