Shortage of Boxcars for Transportation of Grain
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Shortage of Boxcars for Transportation of Grain hearings before the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, Eighty-Second Congress, first session, on Feb. 21, 1951.

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  • Railroads -- United States -- Rolling-stock.,
  • Railroads -- United States -- Freight-cars.,
  • Grain -- United States -- Transportation.

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The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 39 p.
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22311397M

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  Federal regulations limit boxcars to 50 years in service. More t will reach that age over the next 15 years. Without significantly more new boxcars, paper company executives say they will have to rely more on trucks, which by some estimates cost 20% more per ton than shipping by rail. I have noticed on freight train through my stack trains and mixed freight with many of the cars being ether tankcars or covered hopper cars and a few is fallowed by woodchip highside gons.I think rail roads should get some more boxcars the customers starts calling it quit.   WICHITA, Kan., July 18 — Middle Western farmers are bringing in a bumper wheat crop and receiving unusually high prices for their product, but the very abundance is causing severe storage and transportation problems. The perennial scarcity of covered railroad hopper cars suitable for hauling grain is causing some serious. The number of boxcars in service in North America fell by 41% in the past decade to slightly less than , last year as , cars were scrapped and only ab replacement .

  In , the number of railway boxcars and government covered hoppers in dedicated grain service were at a break-even point, at ab each. The Grain Transportation Agency in that year predicted a decrease of cars per month, due to attrition. Grain Transportation U.S. agricultural producers rely on a transportation network that is reliable, efficient, and safe. The weekly Grain Transportation Report (GTR) provides the latest insights about market developments that affect grain shippers that use trucks, railcars, barges, and ocean vessels to ship their products to market. The shortage of boxcars in Bienfait was only momentary for each night a train of empty cars was brought in and kept on hand. The main use of the boxcars was for shipping coal. In the early days few cars were shipped, but now () the mines have machines, more coal is dug, and more cars are needed to ship it. What cars do railways use to transport sand?? Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, Octo PM I am just curious what type of rail car the railways use to transport sand from things like gravel or sand pits to places like a glass factory that uses the sand to make glass.

Transportation of U.S. Grains: A Modal Share Analysis The purpose of this report is to examine trends in the type of transportation used to move grains grown for the food and feed industry. Grains produced in the United States move to domestic and foreign markets through a well-developed transportation system. The graphs do not and are rot intended to reflect car supply available for grain transportation only„ Moreover, from a statutical viewpoint, the reported surplus or shortage of boxcars at any time is the result of the judgment of the local freight traffic agent. When demand is heavy, he is reluctant to report any empty car as surplus.   The Grain Transportation Agency in that year predicted a decrease of boxcars per month, due to attrition. In the GTA study, the actual attrition rate was closer to CP had 4, grain boxcars in , 2, in , 1, in , in , in and only in   In spite of the "shortage" 10s of thousands of boxcars sat bad order for years. The railroads couldn't spend money to repair a piece of equipment that would loose money if operated.) The only real solution was to let the rates for boxcar movement adjust upward.