Posted by: bgtwindad | April 1, 2011

CH&FR Under New Management, Announces New Acquisition and Logo

Dateline: 1 April 2011 Chestnut Hill, WV

The Chestnut Hill & Frost River Railroad announced today that the Frost family has turned over full control of the company to its newest Chairman and CEO, Robert J. “Bobby Joe” Davis. also of Frost River, KY.  The Frost Family has divested itself of all ownership of the company, but declined comment, citing privacy concerns.

Chairman Davis wasted no time in announcing the CH&FR’s newest acquisition, with the financial backing of a certain well-coiffed real estate tycoon who wishes to remain anonymous.  This morning, papers were filed completing a hostile takeover of the Union Pacific Railroad.

Davis was quoted as saying “I wanted to solidify the CH&FR’s position as the oldest continuing operation railroad in the nation.  We’ve been a close second ever since the Chestnut Hill Railroad was founded on January 1, 1863.  Now, we’re the oldest.”  On condition of anonymity, the financial backer stated, “I just couldn’t let that Buffett guy have one up on me.  He has the BNSF, now I have the CH&FR.”

When questioned about the financial wisdom of such a highly leveraged takeover of a railroad that doesn’t even connect to CH&FR trackage rights, Davis retorted, “Sure, we could have joined up with CSX or Norfolk Southern, but then we still wouldn’t be the oldest!”.

Davis also revealed the new logo for the newly named “BJ Davis Pacific Railroad” and announced that work to repaint the UP’s roster of nearly nine thousand locomotives into the CH&FR blue and tan would begin immediately.  The former UP will now be known as the RJ Davis Pacific (or “RJDP”) Railroad.

One anonymous source pointed out that this unusual turn of events seemed to unfold rapidly after a mysterious stranger and a wooden crate passed through town on an old boxcar and was a guest at the weekly poker game at the Frost family home.  Representatives of the Frost family declined comment.

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