Railroad merger could hurt West Virginia

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Officials representing West Virginia are right to sound the alarm over the Canadian Pacific railroad’s attempts to acquire Norfolk Southern, one of the two major railroad companies serving West Virginia.

The basis for their concern comes down to one thing – jobs – albeit from two perspectives. One aspect is the number of jobs that could be lost in the Mountain State if Canadian Pacific is successful in its takeover bid. The other is the potential impact on a project in Wayne County aimed at boosting the number of jobs in our region.

From both viewpoints, the proposed merger would not bode well for West Virginia…


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