S1f3432 wrote: ↑Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:11 pm It should also be noted that Norfork Southern was trying to buy Conrail and after GTI purchasedI still have a copy of the original plan, "Acquisition of Rail Properties in Connection with Purchase by Norfolk Southern Corporation of Common Stock of Consolidated Rail Corporation" dated June 30, 1985.
MEC, B&M and D&H, NS came up with a plan to spin off lines of the former EL and NKP to GTI
to provide some semblance of competition in the northeast. This plan fell apart when CSX
contested the purchase resulting in NS and CSX agreeing to split Conrail between them. With
this, GTI's grand expansion plans to Chicago and St. Louis evaporated.