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Old 06-15-2008, 01:38 AM
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I am doing a project! Plz help, I need to jknow wahat trains carry e.g. like milk or something, thanx in advance!!!
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everything ..... u name it we haul it ..

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Almost anything that can be carried by truck can be carried by train. There are very few cold foods that go by train because those items have to be refrigerated and it is more expensive to transport cold food because of the refrigeration needed. Trains transport lumber, coal, logs, automobiles, feed, seed, oil, steel, sea containers that are imported and exported. the list goes on. Train transportation is cheaper than by truck but is actually slower than shipping by truck because of all of the stops the train has to make.
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Indeed, as mentioned above, railroads today haul about any type of commodity that someone will pay to have shipped via rail and which they can make a profit at. While they will haul about anything, typically railroads make most of their profits with bulk commodities, like coal (which makes up a large percentage of annual tonnage and revenues), chemicals, or large blocks of ocean-going containers (intermodal services).
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Yep, almost everythign is correct. We even hauled radioactive waste from the Three Mile disaster to Idaho, rocket engines to northern Montana for the cold War. Airplane fuselages to the west coast fro Boeing aircraft, and blades for huge wind generators. Apples to zinc.
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