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Old 09-05-2016, 10:07 PM   #1
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What's the term for when one railway hauls another railway's freight?

Like, if a CSX train hauled a BNSF hopper car, or similar. I can't remember and it's driving me crazy. I thought it was "interchange" but apparently that refers to something in railyards.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:32 PM   #3
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Per diem?
That's what I thought too, but it may only refer to the accounting aspect.
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That's what I thought too, but it may only refer to the accounting aspect.
Per diem is the charge for the use of the freight car, and the road moving the car gets a portion of the freight charge. Cars that are not owned by the home road are sometimes called "foreign road cars" and if they are delivered to the destination by the road and are then empty, they are usually sent back to the owners ASAP at the closest interchange. An interchange point can be anywhere where the 2 roads are close enough for a connecting track.
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Like, if a CSX train hauled a BNSF hopper car, or similar. I can't remember and it's driving me crazy. I thought it was "interchange" but apparently that refers to something in railyards.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:36 AM   #7
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I have been wondering about the, most likely, very
complex computer systems required to keep track
of each car, know when and where it is sent, how
long it is used, and also handle the transfer of freight
money collections between railroads.

There is a large downtown St. Louis building called
the Railway Exchange. Many railroads had offices
there. Before the time of computers, I'm going to
assume that runners carried waybills from railroad
to railroad. I assume, also, there was a lot of
telegraph/teletype usage.

Anyone know exactly how they did it, and how they
do it today?

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