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Old 06-08-2020, 07:48 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Grewup on the CW View Post
Thank you Mike for the update. Sad to see another Shortline lose it's identity.
I'm thankful for what few things that have been preserved of the CW. Shame NS will not put anything back on the rails with the CW logos even though they benefit greatly from the volume of traffic its rails bring in.
I honestly have thought several times that NS may consider "reshortlining" that one in a PSR world. It already operates like a shortline. I believe the crews' paychecks are even from the CW (or were).

NS has historically tended to hang onto local operations longer than other Class 1s. Maybe that will change; maybe it won't. But every time I watch them run the old Chattanooga Traction here in town, it operates so much like a shortline it's amazing. Has its own little yard office, assigned power, crew reports there (not brought over by PTI from DeButts Yard or originate there), and works daylight hours M-F only.

As you can imagine, this is one of the most senior jobs in town, as well...
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