Re: Standard weight

Tim O'Connor


I think all common carrier rates other than tank cars were based on
weight (and commodity, and other factors -- like loose, boxed, crated,
in barrels, refrigerated, etc)

Tank car loads were based on gallonage AFAIK.

Tim O'Connor

At 2/10/2010 09:37 AM Wednesday, you wrote:
There was a thread some years ago about "standard weight" carloads (for lack
of the correct term),. Like grain loads?

For modeling purposes. I weigh all loads that come out of my packinghouse.
In reality would by-products be weighed. Or would an agreement be made
between the customer and railroad for a standard weight? For say, hides or

Thanks for any help : ))
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

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