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From: "Ronald" rdukarm AT roadrunner DOT com
Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2010 01:08:35 -0400
Subject: Re: (erielack) Mills on BCK
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Attached is another clipping I found. It discusses rates per hundred pounds:
boat = 15 cents; single car = 72.5 cents; unit train = 33.5 cents. The
article does not discuss WHY grain is needed. Usually the elevators stored
enough for the winter, and the winter vessel fleet was loaded, and boats
would be towed through the ice to the elevators. Perhaps the winter fleet
was down or certain types of grain were needed.

The article seems to be greatly concerned with delivery times. How long it
takes. Penalties were imposed if the train stayed over 24 hours. I admitt I
don't know that much about the grain trade and the role railroads (EL)
played in it. It appears something changed that caused a shortage of grain.

Ron Dukarm


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