Re: was LCL - Stop Off traffic

Ross McLeod <cdnrailmarine@...>

"The railroad term would "stop off to partially unload". Freight rate would
be for the entire weight of the commodity from origin to final destination,
with a stop off charge for each stop off point."

Plus out of line haul charges, if applicable.
Out of line would be the extra distance the car would have to travel to the stop off point versus being shipped direct to the destination. 
Some railroads would waive OLH charges if the out of route mileage did not exceed 1/3 of their haul.
I understood it was the high cost of cedar lumber that fueled the demand for partial loads.   
Ross McLeod Calgary.  

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