What is Conrails official name post '98

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What is Conrails official name post '98

Postby CR-Detroit » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:57 pm

I see a few variations on Conrail's official name.

The website Conrail.com lists:
Consolidated Rail Corporation

however Wikipedia (I know not always reliable)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrail_Sh ... Operations

Conrail Shared Assets Operations.

The latter makes sense as '98 was when the breakup took big Conrail and created the shared asset company it is today. Any ideas?
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Re: What is Conrails official name post '98

Postby charlie6017 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:15 pm

Shared Assets is basically as switching/terminal operation in the areas specified in the
Wikipedia article. I would say Conrail Shared Assets is more appropriate, in my opinion.

I'm sure others will chime in as I am not an expert on CSAO and don't live near any of the
"Shared Assets" operations.

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Re: What is Conrails official name post '98

Postby scottychaos » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:27 pm

Conrail's offical name has *always* been "Consolidated Rail Corporation" and "Conrail".
both names were always "official"..and still are.
Much like "International Business Machines" is also "IBM".
and "Ford Motor Company" is also "Ford"..
"American Locomotive Company" was also "Alco"..
there are a million examples..

I believe that Conrail still exists, and is still called Conrail, and Consolidated Rail Corporation.
Its name did not change after '98 and '99.

question: What is Conrails official name post '98?
answer: Conrail

"Conrail Shared Assets" is a switching service that is offered by Conrail.
I believe that the company is still Conrail, and Conrail Shared Assets is something that Conrail does.
Conrail's own webpage, still active, would seem to support that..

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Re: What is Conrails official name post '98

Postby CR-Detroit » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:27 pm

Thanks, that was what I was thinking.
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Re: What is Conrails official name post '98

Postby CR-Detroit » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:30 pm

scottychaos wrote:Conrail's offical name has *always* been "Consolidated Rail Corporation" and "Conrail".
both names were always "official"..and still are.
Much like "International Business Machines" is also "IBM".
and "Ford Motor Company" is also "Ford"..
"American Locomotive Company" was also "Alco"..
there are a million examples..

I believe that Conrail still exists, and is still called Conrail, and Consolidated Rail Corporation.
Its name did not change after '98 and '99.

question: What is Conrails official name post '98?
answer: Conrail

"Conrail Shared Assets" is a switching service that is offered by Conrail.
I believe that the company is still Conrail, and Conrail Shared Assets is something that Conrail does.
Conrail's own webpage, still active, would seem to support that..

Scot


Ah, and and you are correct. We/it still exist.
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Re: What is Conrails official name post '98

Postby Ken W2KB » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:11 pm

scottychaos wrote:Conrail's offical name has *always* been "Consolidated Rail Corporation" and "Conrail".
both names were always "official"..and still are.
Much like "International Business Machines" is also "IBM".
and "Ford Motor Company" is also "Ford"..
"American Locomotive Company" was also "Alco"..
there are a million examples..

I believe that Conrail still exists, and is still called Conrail, and Consolidated Rail Corporation.
Its name did not change after '98 and '99.

question: What is Conrails official name post '98?
answer: Conrail

"Conrail Shared Assets" is a switching service that is offered by Conrail.
I believe that the company is still Conrail, and Conrail Shared Assets is something that Conrail does.
Conrail's own webpage, still active, would seem to support that..

Scot


"Official" term is only "Consolidated Rail Corporation." That is how it would be named in litigation, securities, contracts, etc. "Conrail" is a trademark owned by Consolidated Rail Corporation. Trademarks are property, a means of branding and identification for marketing purposes. "IBM" is a trademark (as are hundreds of other trademarks that the company officially called "IBM Corporation" owns).
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