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Piggyback was a HEAVILY regulated service with different service
plans that reflected the various
federal and state regulations. There was very limited interline
service (say, NP & SP between Seattle
and San Francisco). Private trucking company trailers however
would be seen on numerous railroads,
constrained by the regulations on private truckers!
I very much doubt you'd see an SP or NP trailer on any eastern
railroad in the 1950's.
On 8/14/2022 12:55 AM, Robert G P wrote:
I'd like to ask
how far from home territory would trailers travel by way of
tofc in the 1950's?
Take C&O for
example, would a trailer loaded somewhere in Virginia be
sent to Colorado or Texas if thats where its respective load
was consignee'd? Or would that likely be put in a boxcar or
even transloaded into one (once on the C&O if
initially loaded by the shipper in a C&O trailer)?
Or was tofc in
that timeframe primarily used for home range traffic (once
again using C&O as an example, say Richmond to
Cincinnati or Chicago?
If the former is
the case, lets say theres a SP or NP trailer in Va on the
C&O which brought a load east - would the trailer be
used to ship the westbound load to Colorado? (Like how a
boxcar could be used).