Allen Rueter

    Not really a problem between Gary, Hammond & Chicago, the Wabash used a truck.

Allen Rueter
StLouis MO

From: Tim O'Connor <>
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: LCL c. 1952 (UNCLASSIFIED)


I agree with this, but it must have been something of a nightmare for
the railroads owing to regulatory hurdles -- imagine an LCL station in
Chicago ILLINOIS with a package for Hammond INDIANA. Just a few miles
away, but across a state border -- so now you have to deal with two
independent state regulatory agencies, as well as the ICC. Not fun.


These local car were also the first to be discontinued, with the railroads
contracting with local truckers to pick up freight at the larger central
freight houses and handle the final delivery on rubber tires. This started
before WWII and by the fifties most local LCL cars were a thing of the past.

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