Re: Reciprocal switching


Tim O'Connor
 

First of all, the railroad isn't the instigator, it's the
shipper, which can choose either road which serves it. Second, I don't
see why you think this is a "short haul," because the load will
probably go onward on whichever road is the originating road--at least
I think that would be the shipper's logic.
Tony Thompson
Yes, but as you know, the shipper can only choose a route that
is part of the published tariff. So it still begs the question
of why the owner of the track would accept a simple fee instead
of a generous percentage of the entire bill. The incentive for
the track owner is to move the car to the furthest point that
it can before turning it over to someone else. That is typically
how it would work on a tariff, and anything else is a "short haul".
So where is the reciprocity?

Tim O'Connor

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