Re: Red Owl warehouse

Tony Thompson

Jim Dick wrote:

O'Connor, stated "- railroad traffic distances and routes often have nothing to do with the "shortest path" between two points."  
I do not think so. There is a cost to the railroad and every cost needs to be accounted for otherwise the railroad ultimately goes

     When we talk about costs, we seem to forget that nearly all haulage, per diem, switching etc. charges were SMALL compared to the revenue from freight bills. A little longer route would actually pay the handling railroads MORE.
       Jim, if you cannot believe this yet, have a look at my current blog post, about a definitely "not shortest path" routing. Each route segment only had to be an "approved routing," meaning it had a tariff. 

Tony Thompson

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