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Old 06-15-2008, 01:38 AM
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I am a truck driver that specializes in rail freight. So it is true mostly anything and everything. They even put truck trailers full of freight on the railcars then another truck picks it up near the customer. This is cheaper than driving the whole way. Today I took a load of diapers and feminine products that went from Chicago to California on a Norfolk Southern rail car. Yesterday all kinds of Proctor and Gamble products the same.
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Trains carry almost everything. If the maker makes it, he wants to sell it, he must ship it somehow. Autos are shipped via trains, Our coal is shipped via trains, Computers, Electronics, you name it, it is shipped. The buyer decides what method of shipment he or she wants, and that's how it works. Even bodies are shipped, say, to a city it will be buried. Pretty yuk, but its life.
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General freight. By this, I mean anything that can be hauled on rails.
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next time you go to the supermarket take a look at what is on the shelves. everything you see can and has/is transported by rail. take a look at the shelves next time you go to a lumber yard or hardware store. everything you see can or has / is transported by rail.
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everything from Atomic waste to Zatarain's rice.
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