Go play somewhere else. The big people are talking. You have no idea what you are talking about.
Are you saying the IHB is not owned by a conglomerate of class 1's who each have an elected representative in position at the IHB?
So, the only railroad that connects all the other big railroads, (and does most of their switching operations) around the biggest hub in the US will be sold for scrap by July because they overspent on preparations to move even more freight. Potash Corp must not have done any research into the IHB either, since they spent a few million on a yard for the new facilities in Hammond.. on land the IHB owns.
I said they "could". But I said what will likely happen..
Probably would get divided up by the class 1's that currently own its portions.
And whomever said it, Dave I believe, was right. There would be a lot of parties interested in having a piece of the track + land the IHB currently resides on. I personally know of 1 investment group that was looking at buying it in its entirety about 5 years ago. The problem was one of the large conglomerates that has a large partial stake didn't want to give up the gravy train. But if it starts losing massive piles of money why would it come as a surprise that the current owners wouldn't either take it over themselves, or sell it?
There are a lot of things possible, its a very unstable situation there right now. I'm not trying to be a dick, I was trying to give you heads up, downforce, because I thought you were a decent guy. All I know is if I had other options for work, I would exercise them. Either on the agreement or non-agreement side of the labor force.
Have fun. take pics. Let us know how it goes.