in trouble on a variety of fronts, has fired its president and hired a railroad guy.
Railroad guys have been freight guys for a century, indeed it was the freight guys who ruined rail passenger service in the US. And who could blame them? it’s really a pain in the neck to have the cargo expecting to be warm in the winter, fed at regular intervals, delivered on time, talked to politely…passengers are even more trouble than livestock! We’re supposed to put an string of hopper cars full of nice docile coal on a siding for a handful of passengers? Get serious; we’ve got a railroad to run here.
What could possibly go wrong?