Re: Help Identifying Unusual Boxcar (MoPac coke service?)


Tim O'Connor
 


risking going off topic... but it MIGHT impact the price of Chinese built freight car models... :-P

The article about containers of grain was yesterday because NOW the empty containers are in such
incredible demand that shippers in China are willing to pay a $10,000 premium just to get the containers
and so the empties are being shipped empty all the way back to China rather than wait to be reloaded!
A vendor in Massachusetts of imported shoes from China just spent $67,000 to move a single loaded
container from China to Los Angeles! (from NY Times)

Tim O'Connor


On 3/7/2021 9:21 AM, maynard stowe wrote:
Tim,
Pretty much anything will get loaded in back haul containers to avoid the empty shipment. As to the car in question, perhaps the SP was evaluating the design for wood chip use.
Maynard Stowe

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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