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#1 jis

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 02:40 PM

From Progressive Rail:

 

http://www.progressi...lead-FRA--52140

 



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:03 PM

From Progressive Rail:
 
http://www.progressi...lead-FRA--52140
 

Conrail is such a success! Another functionary for the Liars Club, or will he stand up to the Trump Machine???

Edited by Bob Dylan, 12 July 2017 - 03:13 PM.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:10 PM

Obviously, it could have been much much worse. He actually seems like a solid pro and apparently not a zealot of some economics-as-religion cult. So I'm much relieved.



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:17 PM

 

From Progressive Rail:
 
http://www.progressi...lead-FRA--52140

Conrail is such a success! Another hack for the Liars Club!

What is Conrail anyway? A grab bag of tracks left over from the Norfolk Southern/CSX carve-up some 20 years ago and more? So now remnants run by a neutral "Conrail" and open to all other operators, rather than having NS and CSX fighting forever more about the unfairness that a rival got this piece or that?

 

OK. I didn't even go to Wikipedia. LOL.



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 06:59 PM

Some pretty favorable comments here, if you expand to read his professional bio....   http://www.bloomberg...vcapId=53743865

 

Conrail truly was a resounding success, and fulfilled its original mission so well, that the government recouped its investment fully, with the IPO....

I jumped on that opportunity, and did quite well personally... ;)

I am sorry that the Company was carved up eventually....I had always hoped that instead of its eventual fate, it would have instead merged with one of the western roads.... :(


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 08:04 PM

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Edited by jis, 12 July 2017 - 08:08 PM.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:56 AM

A distant relation to Stefan Batory (Polish king of long ago and giver of name to two ocean liners)?


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