Thing of it is though, X-Train is a shell company, and as Vandy thinks, a money laundering/Ponzi scheme. I think it is more the latter. Their entire model depends on people driving all the way across LA to San Bernardino to get on their train to go to Las Vegas. As pointed out to me by a resident of the LA area, if he is going to drive all the way to San Berdoo he is just going to drive all the way, if for no other reason than to have his car when he gets there.
X-Train has what appears to be a leased locomotive and a couple of leased cars, thats it. They have no assets, no track. Infrastructure is kind of an important thing... Even if they did get rights over the Union Pacific, they would still have to deal with dispatching out of Omaha and probably have to use UP crews because Amtrak more that likely wont have anything to do with them.
As to the second part of the question, maybe. If there was a railroad to run, maybe. Ham would probably be obsessed with trying to get us to buy an F40PH, but otherwise I think there is enough knowledge to make things work. Vandy could handle the major management vision, t3h_fuhr3r would probably handle the PR/Advertising materials, Tex can be our CMO, we have K-Pow, Snail, Headache, and Brendan for a start on train crews, Not sure what the rest of us would do but it would probably involve some bickering and fighting but it would eventually get done.