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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 145 (International)
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 24, 2015 05:36PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 145 (International) - 07/24/15


This day in Railroad History

July 24, 1986
The Southern Pacific - Santa Fe merger. was denied in a 4–1 vote by the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), who ruled that such a merger included too many duplicate routes and was therefore monopolistic. The Commission later also denied SFSP's appeal. The SFSP holding company, ordered to operate the Southern Pacific at arm's length until it sold it, disposed of it on October 13, 1988 to Rio Grande Industries for $1.02 billion and the assumption of SP's debt, which consolidated the SP with its Denver and Rio Grande Western railroad under the Southern Pacific name. The SFSP holding company retained all the non-rail interests of both predecessors and shortened its name to Santa Fe Pacific Corporation, with all of the California real estate holdings transferred to Catellus Development Corporation, becoming the California's largest private land owner.
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