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    CP-KCS Merger Approved

    Get ready for some new paint schemes as the CP-KCS merger was approved today. Should be interesting to see how they make their new brand appear!
    Kevin Kelleher

    #2
    Interesting you said that! The NS East End in Iron City,Al had a Derailment that caused some Interesting Mixed Freight & Intermodal Trains usually going straight to & from Birmingham( Irondale)-Atlanta,GA take The Atlanta-Chattanooga,TN Line & Chattanooga,Tn-Birmingham,Al( Irondale) via along same Route I live next to AGS North Sub. 245, 345, 244 to name a few. Combos, some with a few COFCs and normal Freight( some even had The Red+Yellow ones used for 345 3B Route Dump Service ). KCS was everywhere ( when it's usually on The AGS South more )! Grey Ghost AC44, SB Gevo, and a NS SD40-2! Next, BNSF isn't that rare, but a SD70MAC is. Ph.2 one trailed on a re-route! Then, 178 round up with CP SD70ACu Block-Letter HU/SI as Its Rear-DPu. Plus, They're changing KCS Train Symbols over to what CP wants. I've already combined CP-KCS Folders( but, each car still has Who Owns What, TFM, DH, THB, DME, Mid-South,etc. ).

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      #3
      New brand, same problems.

      Be no different than Guilford Rail changing to Pan Am, and now CSXT.

      Will be disappointing to see the KCS Southern Belle scheme go away though.

      I just find it laughable and ironic the STB and FRA have been after the big guys to get back to reality of railroading with better safety, etc, but then turn and give the approval for CSXT to buy Pan Am, for BNSF to take over the MRL lease, and now CP to merge with KCS. Kind of bizarre to see actually.. you'd think denying them instead of giving them what they want, would put them in their places.. shrugs.
      -Shawn K-
      Derby Rail Shops

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        #4
        Hi Kevin,
        Saw a Grey Ghost at Big Timber here, last week. Waiting for more traffic on the Elgin Sub.
        Neil

        Chicago Railroading Fan

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          #5
          Without dipping toes too deeply into Railroad.net's purpose -- is there any interest in having subforums for non-simulator discussions including general railroad news, strategies or incidents?
          If you like what you see here at Trainsim.com, be it the discussions and knowledge in the forums, items saved in our library or the ongoing development of our TSRE Fork, I hope you'll consider a paid membership to help support keeping the site operating.... Thanks!

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            #6
            Originally posted by eric View Post
            Without dipping toes too deeply into Railroad.net's purpose -- is there any interest in having subforums for non-simulator discussions including general railroad news, strategies or incidents?
            Wouldn't be a bad idea, but not often we see any general discussion of the real railroads on here. Incidents however, can be a fine line too with the "know it all" crowd before the final reports even come out, as we have seen in the past..
            -Shawn K-
            Derby Rail Shops

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              #7
              Originally posted by eric View Post
              Without dipping toes too deeply into Railroad.net's purpose -- is there any interest in having subforums for non-simulator discussions including general railroad news, strategies or incidents?
              That would be a definite improvement. From time to time, I have a general railroad question to ask and have no ware to turn.

              Fred

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                #8
                We use to see 4 or 6 trains a day south of Fort Polk, LA a year ago, and never saw any value in spending much time at the Dequincy, LA train watching post. And the Pine siding could see a train tied down for days (even before COVID-19).

                Traffic has at least doubled in the last six months. It still probably pales in comparison to Flagstaff, AZ or something. But people are already complaining. Meets appear to go very well at Pine. MOW might be the biggest hold up. These are casual observations.

                It made the KCS Christmas Train very important last year. I was telling people an era was coming to an end. I'm not a fan of the Belle paint scheme. But this is a huge. I love trains. So naturally, I love KCS. I watch them whenever I can. So they will be missed.

                I would like a sub-forum discussing real railroading here. It would help my simming.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by CSRX View Post
                  I just find it laughable and ironic the STB and FRA have been after the big guys to get back to reality of railroading with better safety, etc, but then turn and give the approval for CSXT to buy Pan Am, for BNSF to take over the MRL lease, and now CP to merge with KCS. Kind of bizarre to see actually.. you'd think denying them instead of giving them what they want, would put them in their places.. shrugs.
                  It's boggling trying to figure our which competition standards apply these days.

                  Meanwhile, Jetblue and Spirit are being told they can't merge, which may be the first time that's happened since the 1970's (although I think United and USAir were told no in private without being told no publicly the early 2000's...).


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                    #10
                    Originally posted by eric View Post
                    It's boggling trying to figure our which competition standards apply these days.

                    Meanwhile, Jetblue and Spirit are being told they can't merge, which may be the first time that's happened since the 1970's (although I think United and USAir were told no in private without being told no publicly the early 2000's...).


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                    You aren't kidding. I'm still dumbfounded by T-Mobile and Sprint merging, and now T-Mobile just bought out Mint Mobile.
                    -Shawn K-
                    Derby Rail Shops

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by CSRX View Post
                      New brand, same problems.

                      Be no different than Guilford Rail changing to Pan Am, and now CSXT.

                      Will be disappointing to see the KCS Southern Belle scheme go away though.

                      I just find it laughable and ironic the STB and FRA have been after the big guys to get back to reality of railroading with better safety, etc, but then turn and give the approval for CSXT to buy Pan Am, for BNSF to take over the MRL lease, and now CP to merge with KCS. Kind of bizarre to see actually.. you'd think denying them instead of giving them what they want, would put them in their places.. shrugs.
                      I aagree Shawn loosing the Southern Belle paint scheme will be the biggest disappointment
                      Kevin Kelleher

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by eric View Post
                        Without dipping toes too deeply into Railroad.net's purpose -- is there any interest in having subforums for non-simulator discussions including general railroad news, strategies or incidents?
                        I think it would be a fantastic idea after all our hobby is railroading but just in virtual reality. It could offer a platform that would keep unecessary clutter from any given topic MSTS, OR, Run8, Trainz, etc
                        Kevin Kelleher

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                          #13
                          Done. Please check under "The Depot"
                          If you like what you see here at Trainsim.com, be it the discussions and knowledge in the forums, items saved in our library or the ongoing development of our TSRE Fork, I hope you'll consider a paid membership to help support keeping the site operating.... Thanks!

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                            #14
                            Trains Newswire is reporting that CPKC will begin operations on April 14. That's four weeks from today.
                            They also named 11 top executives (in addition to the president), all but 3 of them from CP.

                            CALGARY, Alberta — Canadian Pacific will waste no time officially combining with Kansas City Southern. CP said today that it will create Canadian Pacific Kansas City on April 14, the earliest date CP could take control of KCS under the Surface Transportation Board’s approval of the $31 billion merger.

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                              #15
                              The CP-KCS merger became effective today, and the new logo was unveiled.
                              It includes a Mapleleaf, and a Beaver.

                              Canadian Pacific Kansas City, the first railroad to link Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, made its debut today and unveiled its new logo and website. Officials from Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern will celebrate the historic merger at a final spike ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Knoche Yard in Kansas City, Mo., the only location where the two

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