If Macon, GA is indeed the destination, I would see the most direct route as PAR to POSE, where the traffic would get on CSX Q409 for a single-train haul to Savannah, GA. Genesee & Wyoming's Georgia Central would take it straight to Macon from there.gokeefe wrote:That is a major increase in rail car volume for that mill. If the destination is Macon, GA, Pan Am is almost certainly one of the carriers ... If so that also implies significant new volume for MAWA/WAMA or whatever the Mattawamkeag job is these days.
But Macon is an NS-dominated city, so this routing may have "too many hands" on the shipment, because I believe only NS serves the paper mill there. That would see the NS having to get the cars from the GC for final-mile delivery. Might be too complicated of a rate, and wind up PAS to NS.