Re: Freight car Distribution

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Ross McLeod wrote:
What about car hire?
Not sure you would use any available car if your car hire account is out of balance.
Those foreign cars on your railroad are costing you money by the hour and by the mile, they should be rushed to the interchange before midnight if your car hire is out of balance.
Sure, Ross, but the FIRST RULE is to "Protect the shipment." You could not care less about car hire if a shipper needs that empty car. Now of course you don't keep empties sitting around idle, and they would certainly be moved homeward (or via reverse route) if not needed.

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