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Author Topic: SP/UP Merger 20 Year Anniversary  (Read 2597 times)

Offline TrainFreak1994

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SP/UP Merger 20 Year Anniversary
« on: July 03, 2016, 10:16:12 PM »
Today is July 3, 2016. It was 20 years ago on July 3, 1996 when the Surface Board of Transportation (STB) made the deciding vote that sealed the once proud Espee's fate. A unanimous 3-0 vote in favor of the SP/UP merger that meaning Southern Pacific Transportation Company could only survive with the merger being allowed. That officially started the beginning of SP's end as an independent line and would be forced to join the long list of fallen flags that have ceased to exist here in the United States of America.