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trainmaster53

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Possible CN CSX Merger
« on: May 18, 2019, 10:54:52 PM »
What is this News that is coming out about a Possible CN / CSX Merger? Said the Information could come out as Early as Monday. I heard about it while I was at the Indy 11 Game tonight.

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 11:11:50 PM »
here we go...
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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2019, 11:28:00 PM »
I thought it was CN and NS?

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2019, 11:58:22 PM »



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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 12:03:03 AM »





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Maybe if sumebody merged with csx t e customets on csx might get better on time service

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 06:46:06 AM »
Donít have to answer the phone in English and French, so guess we didnít get bought out.

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2019, 11:52:33 AM »
Hmmm...Did the IC and EJ&E guys have to learn French?

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2019, 12:21:13 PM »
Donít have to answer the phone in English and French, so guess we didnít get bought out.

Hopefully, in the next few months you won't be exclaiming:

"Sacre Bleu!  Notre chemin de fer est kaput!"


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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2019, 04:49:16 PM »
Anyone know a Evan Lofback? He was the one that sent out the original post about this. That was why I was asking if anyone had heard about a Possible Merger between CN and CSX.. He also stated that he got the information from a Conductor Buddy of his.

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2019, 04:52:13 PM »


Anyone know a Evan Lofback? He was the one that sent out the original post about this. That was why I was asking if anyone had heard about a Possible Merger between CN and CSX.. He also stated that he got the information from a Conductor Buddy of his.

What does csx have that cn might want or be interested in

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2019, 05:54:16 PM »
The Question Was: Is there a Possible Merger between CN and CSX. The  Answer was a SINPLE NO. As Usual EVERYONE Wants to Make a BIG ASS DEAL OUT OF A SIMPLE QUESTION. And it was a SIMPLE NO. So DROP IT. It has been Answered. The Person that sent it out DID NOT KNOW WHAT THE HELL HE WAS TALKING ABOUT. Case Closed.

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2019, 06:01:49 PM »


The Question Was: Is there a Possible Merger between CN and CSX. The  Answer was a SINPLE NO. As Usual EVERYONE Wants to Make a BIG ASS DEAL OUT OF A SIMPLE QUESTION. And it was a SIMPLE NO. So DROP IT. It has been Answered. The Person that sent it out DID NOT KNOW WHAT THE HELL HE WAS TALKING ABOUT. Case Closed.

I was just asking a question trainmaster 53

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2019, 06:15:02 PM »
I understand that and the People that Can Answer these Questions Wont. I myself have no Idea as to what CN would want except a way to get into Florida and Locations that they do not go to. You do bring up a good Point though. Sorry about Blowing my stack. But as I said above the Simple Answer at the Beginning on a Possible CN/CSX Merger was a Simple NO. And Questions like You Brought Up could then be asked and Answered. And here is something else to think about. When Harrison Hunter was at CP, He wanted CSX. When he was at CN He wanted CSX and could Not get it. So the Herritage Fund Group got him in to CSX By getting their Stocks. So now the Question that should be Asked is Just Who Wants CN to Take CSX Over and How. It may Not be a Merger at All. CN gets CSX by Buying Control through Their Stocks. Think about That. CSX owns Controlling Interest of the INRD through their Stocks.
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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2019, 09:49:36 PM »
Sounds like Even Lofback wants CN to take over CSX.
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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2019, 10:53:40 PM »
The thing to remember about future merger discussion, and why it is unlikely to happen is, that the moment any of the big six (and maybe the seventh) railroads try to merge, it sets off a nuclear chain reaction that will will leave North America with just two mega rail systems, which I don't think ANYBODY, save for the surviving couple of RR CEOs and some Wall Street types really wants to see.  A CN/CSX merger would INSTANTLY trigger a CP/NS merger, followed very shortly by BNSF and UP partnering up with the two survivors.  Railroad economics demands nothing less.  We are LONG past the time when any of these mergers can operate in a vacuum.  For years, the logic was that NS/CN/BNSF was the preferred combination, and that the other three would end up together by necessity. I don't know if that thinking has changed over the years or not, but I honestly expect a six system  (KCS is a wild card) universe for the balance of my life on this planet.

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2019, 11:13:00 PM »
CSX has a market cap of almost $62B.

CN has a market cap of almost $67B

Where is CN going to get at least $62B to buy out CSX?

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2019, 11:15:16 PM »
Hedge fund?
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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2019, 11:50:42 PM »
Thank You. Just what I was Saying.

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2019, 12:27:28 AM »
Hedge fund?

Considering how expensive mergers are before profit realization, it wonít be a hedge fund who expects a quick turnaround on their money.

Well...unless they can dump their stock after original run up and buy out anyway.

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2019, 10:43:00 AM »
CSX has a market cap of almost $62B.

CN has a market cap of almost $67B

Where is CN going to get at least $62B to buy out CSX?

In most cases, only a portion of the deal is done in cash.  The rest is accomplished via a stock swap.

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2019, 01:20:11 PM »
I thought it was CN and NS?
that would be CNS

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2019, 07:17:53 PM »
And what would the S stand for? Canadian National System? As in Chessie System?

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2019, 01:52:51 PM »
When Chessie started we had the Chessie Cat, then the Family Lines came and we had the Family Cat.  With the CN merger we would have the National Cat.
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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2019, 08:12:44 AM »
With the CN merger we would have the National Cat.
If it was CP and CSX getting together, we could have a beaver cat.

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2019, 11:58:07 AM »
Or maybe the Cat in the Hat....and the RRs become Thing 1 and Thing 2.   :D
If it moves or makes noise...I'm interested!

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2019, 01:46:05 PM »
You could call it Canadian Nation South. That way you separate the Canada National in Canada from the US. Two CN, North and South. North is just CN or CNC For CN Canada, The US is CN South, or CNUS.

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2019, 02:34:22 PM »
You could call it Canadian Nation South. That way you separate the Canada National in Canada from the US. Two CN, North and South. North is just CN or CNC For CN Canada, The US is CN South, or CNUS.

American National US

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2019, 03:30:26 PM »
You beat me to it!!!

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2019, 03:31:44 PM »
Or just call it dead in the water?

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2019, 10:33:01 PM »
In this day and age, One thing is for sure. You can Expect the Unexpected. You just do not know what Tomorrow will bring. No Job is Safe. No Matter where you work. Just when you think that your Job is Safe, You go in only to find out you have been Laid Off.

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2019, 04:41:51 PM »
How about BNSFUPCNSCPCSXKCS

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2019, 06:33:11 PM »
How about BNSFUPCNSCPCSXKCS

Don't give them any such ideas!!  That acronym just rolls right off the tongue!

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2019, 11:26:24 PM »
Just dump a box of Scrabble tiles out on the floor at that point. There's your new acronym.

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2019, 05:04:33 PM »
How about BNSFUPCNSCPCSXKCS

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

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Re: Possible CN CSX Merger
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2019, 04:41:23 PM »
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

 ;D

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That actually flows much better - so they'd go with the bowl-of-alphabet-soup-with-encryption name instead