Re: Waybills

A. Premo <armprem2@...>

Question:Would waybills be as important (in the model world) for through freights as to way freights?Armand Premo

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim O'Connor
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 8:43 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Waybills


Might be the same raw data, for sure. I don't know, there's only
so much time in the world for most of us. Railroads created paperwork
because they were a business. Paperwork is not my hobby interest. I'm
a minimalist myself -- a waybill only needs to say where the car is
going as far as I'm concerned. :-) Your waybill analysis pays real
dividends because it informs your modeling. But for the life of me
I can't see the utility of knowing that company ABC in East Podunk
bought fresh carrots and company XYZ in West Podunk only bought
oranges -- unless of course, I am modeling the Podunk Terminal Rwy.

Tim O'Connor


>> You may want to look at this group -- they have compiled
>> spreadsheets of real railroad freight shippers. Can you say
>> "information overload"?
>Don't know if it's the same database, but the OpSIG (operations)
>group also has a huge listing of shippers on line, at
>Tony Thompson


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