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markyk wrote:will this add a train or 2?This article says "Buffalo is part of the third-largest and fastest-growing metropolitan region in North America — the horseshoe zone stretching from Toronto to Rochester."
csx is developing one in Syracuse
is this a NS counter?
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bostontrainguy wrote: ↑Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:54 am Maybe they should skip New York all together and unload the ships in Florida and send the trains north from there?Issues are money and market. Ship transport is much less $$$ than rail, so for lower value goods, it makes sense to keep things on until closest point to destination. Vastly more important is the fact that NYC-area has a GIGANTIC regional market, so economies of scale dictate that it can be easy to call on the port there (esp. since this distinction makes it the first US port of call for a lot of ships), unload cargo bound for NYC, and while you're doing that, send some stuff inland. And generally, remember that there's lots of US-Europe trade through east coast ports, as well as US-Asia trade via Suez.
rr503 wrote: ↑Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:34 am A question I’ve been musing in quarantine is what traffic BUOI/OIBU catered to when they operated in Conrails later years. Obviously OI played a different role in CRs network than it does in NS/CSX’s today, but I’d be curious to know what carload O/D flows were carried/where they go now (if they exist).