Re: Hormel Meat Reefer traffic was Tri-Sorb snubbers on reefers
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Empty milesge was huge especially if you weren't in the loaded revenue stream.
I don't believe the issue of returning an empty car back to the home road happened as often as one might think. I think the local clerks did a stand up job to protect their crews.
There was per diem to be paid on an empty car and a reefer was an expensive car to have stuck online.
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From: Tony Thompson <tony@...>
Date: 11/12/19 9:09 AM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Hormel Meat Reefer traffic was Tri-Sorb snubbers on reefers
Bruce Smith wrote:
I am not one who disputes these facts. What I always point out, which was pointed out to me by a retired PFE executive, is that PRR had the highest perishable damage claims, PER TON MILE, of any railroad. That isn't just a lot of claims because they were a big railroad, it's a lot of claims, period. And it's the reason that PFE agents advised shippers to route on railroads OTHER THAN the PRR as far as possible.
But as Bruce says, the PRR was not entirely avoidable throughout much of the northeast and in the biggest cities of the day, New York and Philadelphia. Empty return was not as time critical, so PRR may have had a huge share in empty mileage, as Bruce mentions.
Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.