Re: freight train speed (was UP frt trains)

Tim O'Connor <timoconnor@...>

I seem to recall reading that when SLSW initiated their Blue Streak
Merchandise service that there were some difficulties because of SP's
relatively slow frt service. I can't recall the reference as of now but if
someone else doesn't, I will find it.
Yeah, well, it was the SSW that went bankrupt, not the SP. SSW by many
measures was faster and more efficient (e.g. car miles per car day about
2x the industry average in the 1950's). So speed ain't everything, and
it might just be much ado about nothing.

Tim O'Connor <timoconnor@...>
Sterling, Massachusetts

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