Re: Freight car Distribution


Greg Martin
 

Ross and all,

Let's not forget that car hire was mostly a paper exchange unless you were
really out of balance and remember if you don't have a car to load you
don't have the revenue stream. The car hire was never as much of an issue as
the lost loading. The most important part to remember is the penalties that
the AAR imposed for ignoring the service rules and the possible embargo if
you let it go too far. Let's not forget the case of the SP&S and their
dilemma in the early 1950's and the reasons for the acquisition of 10' 2"IH
40-foot boxcars.

Greg Martin

In a message dated 4/14/2010 6:23:11 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
cdnrailmarine@yahoo.ca writes:

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.

Ross McLeod Calgary

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