Indeed and to quote the AFR article "Linfox said the acquisition would increase the scale and scope of its services throughout Queensland and "strategically position" it for the future growth of the proposed inland rail line"My concern would be the propensity of Linfox Management to move the rail based carriage to truck in line with their current business practices?I wouldn't worry too much about that. Linfox Intermodal is the old FCL Transport. It provides a carriage service to other Linfox divisions and sends as much by rail as it can. Divisions such as FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) still send B-Dubs interstate. Arnotts in Huntingwood NSW is a good example of this. It's really up to each division President to maximise his/her division's profitability. Intermodal is run by Ian Strachan and he's a good operator, I've worked with him. Can't say the same about the insipid CEO Mark Mazurek though. If Ian get's the support from the Board, you should see a fair bit of rail action.
Edit: The Linfox Board has also mandated significant and on-going reductions in carbon emissions. Rail is part of that strategy.
Doesn't sound like a move from Rail to road to me, sounds more like re-positioning for the future.