Do we have any results from the experiment to Saint John. From what info is available they tried with a health train not a sissy train. But, it sounded like there were some hiccups. What the word?
CN9634 wrote: ↑Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:13 am There was another 8000' or so on 250 last night overnight to BVJ with Hapags. Irving is also getting ready for autoracks next month, with jobs posted for the vehicle handler position, as well as the compound being refreshed. I am told an intermodal facility for domestic is in the works too (if not this year early next). There was a plan by October to get a dedicated Montreal - SJ train going, but obviously expedited by the POM situation.Is the person you speak of the one who stiffed all those people on the book?
Regarding the R&P stuff, Chop departed with the newsletter a few years back, and while he stirred many pots I will admit that he had pretty straight factual reporting, hounding RRs and spokespersons to get some actual substance and sources. The 'new' R&P is based on leaching information from boards like this very one and a certain 'world famous' railfan is at the helm providing rumor based reporting with a sprinkle of facts. The MAERSK PATRAS also isn't confirmed to garner any CP volumes but it likely should -- CP has been handling Maersk/Hamburg Sud on certain lanes and this vessel is listed on their port cutoff list, but majority of Maersk volumes is contracted to CN (Everyone tends to forget how the contract, spot & one-off lane movements work). A newsletter like R&P would be helpful to cover the existing and current Eastern Port structure as well as the alliance statuses, which would give everyone a greater understanding as to what is going on (Even Hapag has published publicly the rate differential of detours SJ vs Halifax, again which is a nugget of info).
Really too bad, as an industry publication should stick to trying to ascertain facts and interviews, not just become a pathway to the industry of railfan rumors. Roy Blanchard's "Week in Review" at least provides the needed balance of industry journalism with a balance for the railfan as well. Even Trains Magazeine and R&R are doing a better job reporting than R&P.