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Discussion related to BNSF operations. Official site: BNSF.COM

Moderator: Komachi

  by Gilbert B Norman
....or what?

First, there is no mention whatever of railroad transportation within this New York Times article, even if it does relate to distribution, working conditions, and logistics.

Even if I have never done business with Amazon (not a boycott, just no reason) for anything, it does not mean I'm unaware of the social and economic impact this concern has made upon people's lives.

Now this leads into a "definitively rail related" observation I had about a week ago.

Passing Chicago Sub MP 18.7, I observed a Westbound Container train that simply was "unreal". The consist (scrubbed BNSF C-44's leading) comprised "well" container cars (no graffiti) loaded with - honest - AZNU's on the top and JBHU's on the bottom!!!

This is simply "unreal" for day to day railroad operations. To me, it simply appeared to be a display train of MTY's moving somewhere.

Some kind of promotion between Jeff, JBH, and Uncle Warren, anyone?
  by RandallW
I doubt it's a marketing train since Amazon is a direct competitor of J.B. Hunt as both provide end-to-end logistics services on their own containers.