A Microcosm of Recent Merger Talk

Bellevue Nov 20 04

Last year Canadian Pacific tried to buy CSX, but the latter rebuffed the merger efforts. This year CP has its sights set on Norfolk Southern. Word in the financial press is that NS has been cool to CP’s offer.

I thought about those developments when I spotted the motive power consist of this train in Bellevue recently.

On the point is a CSX locomotive coupled to a CP unit. It represents what could have been had CSX been receptive to the CP offer.

But this is actually an NS train operating on NS tracks. This looks like a bit of a metaphoric love triangle.

Photograph by Craig Sanders

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