CSX Selling Trackage

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Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Postby Sylvain727 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:00 pm

It seems to me that CSX will sold the St. Lawrence and Montreal subdivisions from
Syracuse, NY, USA to Beauharnois, QC, Canada including Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Huntingdon in the province
of Quebec.

And finally CSX will sold their Massena yard too in the New York state.

So short lines railroad companies like Genesee & Wyoming will be interested to buy the CSX
rail link between Montreal, QC to Syracuse, NY.
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Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Postby mmi16 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:57 pm

The trackage that is being sold is trackage that has been leased to the 'new owners' for over a decade.

Appearantly monthly or yearly payments for the leases weren't enough CASH for Mantle Ridge to loot from the treasury. Sell the property and get big bucks to be channeled to Mantle Ridge.

This nothing about CSX and everything about Mantle Ridge trying to sell off anything of value that CSX owns.
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Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:46 pm

Mr. Sylvain, first allow me to note that Beauharnois is a gateway for traffic originating/consigned/interchanged to/at Montreal.

When Conrail "neutralized" a Binghamton interchange with the ERIE, that was death to the D&H, as well as to any chance the ERIE could have stayed independent of Conrail by offering a competitive routing - something of considerable importance to the Surf Board as the "Big Four" were formulated.

So my Q; is that interchange post-Conrail not worth anything to CSX?
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Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Postby Ironhorse27 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:11 pm

From what I have read, CSX has tried to sell the line at least twice. The traffic would still go back on CSX in Syracuse, but they would not have to operate and maintain a line which is not in there "core" system.
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Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Postby Wayside » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:53 am

Latest news from the sell-off: Selling lines in AL and GA

https://www.railwayage.com/freight/csx-selling-ga-ala-lines/
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Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:59 pm

One of the reasons CSX wants out of the Massena line is the Canadian GCOR rules after crossing into Canada,this dates back to the NYC era.
Along with all the Paperwork needed to clear customs on both sides of the border and the need to have in the french language to boot!

The yard in Quebec may double as an inland port of entry/Suffrage warehouse for Canadian customs.
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Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Postby Ironhorse27 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:18 pm

What is the difference between the rulebook CSX uses and the Canadian GCOR rules?
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Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:36 pm

Believe the CSX Book of Rules is a variant of NORAC Book of Rules that CSX modified for it's railroad,Canadian GCOR is somewhat different,
done in 2 langauges(British English and Canadian French for Quebec)all measures are in Metric System terms.
Standard forms are slighty different as well.
Crew had to be qualified on both Rule books to to run to the yard in Quebec.
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Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Postby dowlingm » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:28 am

Transport Canada - Canadian Rail Operating Rules
https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/railsafety/rules-tco167.htm
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Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Postby STrRedWolf » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:10 pm

From https://www.progressiverailroading.com/ ... nes--54843

The company is soliciting bids for the following non-contiguous properties:
  • the Massena Line extending north from Syracuse, New York, to Canada;
  • Baldwinsville Subdivision: a branch line west of Syracuse;
  • West Albany and Rensselaer: a collection of properties near Albany, New York;
  • Cumberland Valley: feeder lines extending east of Corbin, Kentucky;
  • Eastern North Carolina: branch lines terminating in Grangers and Plymouth; and
  • Marietta Subdivision: a branch line extending north out of Parkersburg, West Virginia.
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Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Postby mmi16 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:14 pm

Remember there are Sellers prices and Buyers prices. I doubt CSX is soliciting buyers prices for what they are trying to sell.
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Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Postby Shortline614 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:30 pm

CSX has completed their first sale of trackage. The Decatur Subdivision, Danville Secondary, and the Paris Industrial Track are now in the hands of Decatur & Eastern Ilinois Railroad, a WATCO subsidiary.

https://www.watcocompanies.com/services ... _illinois/

This is most likely a good thing for CSX, as they no longer have to operate those lines while receiving a majority of interchange traffic from the new railroad. Only wonder what lines will come next.
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Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Postby Jeff Smith » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:58 am

Thank you for that, and welcome to the forum! I've cross posted your post in a new topic in the WATCO forum: viewtopic.php?f=206&t=168338
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