Old 12-02-2011, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default Watco again - Birmingham Southern this time

Somebody must have given the Webb family some Christmas money. Third railroad added this week. Transtar is selling them the Birmingham Southern. There was a strong rumor about 5 years ago they were selling out to RailAmerica, but it never happened. When the remaining US Steel railroads were grouped into a separate entity (Transtar), many suspected they'd eventually be sold off. Looks like that may be getting under way.

http://www.watcocompanies.com/news/p...ss_Release.pdf
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:35 PM   #2
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Was definetly not expecting this one either, I dont see the benefit since the traffic is almost all US steel anyways. Glad I got some shots of the green and yellow. On the bright side now that its no longer a US Steel property they wont be so paranoid about railfans.
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