I do freight rates for work now and again and, before surcharge, rail carriers seem to get around 2.50 per mile on the longer hauls.
Be well. Do good work.
SemperFidelis wrote: ↑Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:01 pm Shorter hauls generally equal higher cost per mile. Never got a rate for a haul from Phillipsburg except back in NS days for cement to Kenvil area. The price was ridiculous and there was a weight limitation so we never shipped by rail.I do not know what DDRR charges, but I have a question for you.
SemperFidelis wrote: ↑Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:24 pm normally the shortline rate is built right into the rate quote you get. If you are used to shipping by truck you will HATE waiting sometimes weeks for a rate quote from a Class 1. The shortlines are generally excellent folk though.With the way NJT is I wouldn’t put much hope in getting it lifted sadly. Woodhaven on the Southern Secondary complains about the weight issue too. Capped at 263k because of NJT. If it was 286 they’d be able to put around 23,000 pounds more lumber in their train cars.
I know two sand and stone shippers and a cement receiver who can't use the line because of the weight restriction of 263k in places. Just dropped the rr a line asking if there was any hope of getting that lifted.