tim gilbert <tgilbert@...>
Clark Propst wrote:
Thanks Clark. Your insight may have a better chance of swaying the Mid
One point about "using what was available," that depended upon having a
"reload" available which could be loaded into any empty car suitable for
Generally, it was difficult to reload a hopper until that empty got back
to the mines; hence, the percent loaded car miles of hoppers was
slightly above 50%.
On the other hand, the amount of commodities which could be loaded into
boxcars were quite extensive so reloads were available long before the
empty reached home rails. Hence, the percent loaded car miles for
boxcars were in the 75%-85% range.
Again thanks, Tim Gilbert