GDLK Operations

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Re: GDLK Operations

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MQT1223 wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:55 pm
...not meaning you install it and never use it.
That did happen with Mann+Hummel in Portage...

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What happens frequently is a business sees an advantage in moving product by rail and installs the infrastructure. Then the reality of the service difference between truck and rail sets in. If the intent was a ploy to leverage rail for better trucking rates they would have transloaded half mile away on the MSO and demonstrated they were serious. Fresh Solutions installed three switches and a couple thousand feet of track. No small ag business would gamble upward of $500K on sidings in the hope truck lines would lower their rates. GDLK can provide the best service in the world. If a Class 1 along the way decides the traffic doesn't fit their "PSR" model the rail will rust.

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MQT1223 wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:41 pm
What's the story on the industry just outside of White Pigeon after making the curve south from the MSO interchange (Not Andersons). It looks like a produce warehouse? Seems like the spur and building is quite new and yet the rail is well rusted over suggesting they didn't ship much? Was this more of a ploy in keeping the trucks honest for their shipping needs or did NS scare them off?
Use to get potatoes in, but now they grow their own and service local/regional markets.

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501 has been the heavy hauler of late, lots of box cars and power.
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That is a steep uphill haul in the thumbnail!

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Any reason for the string of cars at CPPark Saturday?
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Stone train in Kalamazoo as of 17:10.

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