Short Lines Have Mixed Feelings About PSR Moves


Short line railroads are having mixed feelings about the general move of Class 1 railroads toward adopting the precision scheduled railroading operating model.

During his company’s third quarter conference call, Genesee & Wyoming CEO John C. Hellmann said he sees short-term pain, but long-term gain for short lines.

Hellman  said there will be some operating uncertainty as the Class 1 railroads with whom G&W railroads interchange traffic .

“While there may be a long-term benefit to the fluidity of the Class I network, there is the risk of interchange disruptions for our short lines,” Hellmann said.
G&W’s president of North American operations, Michael Miller, said some G&W railroads experienced disruptions during a Class 1 operations changes.

Miller cited the problems that CSX had in implementing PSR in 2017. G&W interchanges more traffic with CSX than any other Class I railroad.

However, Miller said operating conditions with CSX have since become…

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