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Amtrak drops objection to EJ&E sale

This one effects a number of Amtrak trains. Some of you locals may wish to add details in the “comments” section, but my memory is that the St. Charles Air Line was a big issue in some of CN’s plans. Here is a link and part of the report from the Post-Tribune.

December 4, 2008

The Canadian National Railway overcame a big objection Wednesday to its proposed purchase of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway.Amtrak, the national passenger train service, had opposed the sale over concerns it would increase its maintenance costs on an old rail segment in downtown Chicago.

Contact Erik Potter at 648-3120, or epotter@post-trib.com. Comment on this story at http://www.post-trib.com.

But not everybody is jumping up and down with excited jubilation over these developments. Read more here.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, Regional USA Passenger Rail

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