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Hi Charlie and List Members,
With respect to 'resells', charlie asked: "Was this a practice on the
Yes, on the east coast coal was re-sold while rolling in transit - this was
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Sent: Monday, March 28, 2022 11:43
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Grain industry
Yes, a move to an open track in town or just holding the cars
for inspection would make sense. While my comments were
specifically about Kansas City; smaller county elevators also had the moisture
content inspected prior to selling the grain.
During the initial discussion on ‘rolling loads’ lumber, produce
and coal were mentioned. I’m familiar with the lumber and produce resells
while enroute but I never saw this practice on the coal mines served by the
Mopac or UP.
Was this a practice on the eastern mines?
I bill my empty grain boxes to elevators to be
divvied out as the train crew desires. Before pickup I add a waybill with a
destination. Should I be just adding a card that says "For inspection"? I
have an employee magazine from the late 50s showing a string of loaded box
cars waiting for inspection and the RR's complaining about the per diem it's
costing to have the cars sit waiting inspection.
Sure would be easier,
quicker to just pull in a "for inspection" card than looking for one with a
destination for each RR.