Back in the day CN solicited the mill traffic advertising third morning delivery in Chicago and
contributed to the car supply with the fleet of CNA and CNIS ( as well as those of US subsidiaries )
boxcars. Emmons also seemed to be going after prospective business. I wonder if GWI is too big and
sprawled out to have the resources to go after business in the hinterlands. Even though the shippers
may be located on MN or Panam it was my understanding that it was ultimately up to the shipper to
choose the routing albeit the railroads involved could influence the decision via rates, handling, etc.