Interstate Commerce Commission Reports; Reports and Decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commission of the United States Volume 56

Interstate Commerce Commission Reports; Reports and Decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commission of the United States Volume 56

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... Illinois are low, but stated that they were made to provide loading for coal and stock cars which otherwise would return empty from Chicago and East St. Louis, and for the further purpose of encouraging increased production of crops and thereby securing additional traffic. They also point out that water shipments involve an empty return haul. The defendants compared rates on water in Illinois with those on cinders, dirt, ice, mine props, mine ties, petroleum, road oil, sand, gravel, scrap iron, acid, niter cake, and straw and showed that the latter yield much greater revenue than the rates on water, though it is claimed the transportation conditions do not differ materially with respect to these various commodities. The commodities mentioned may properly take substantially higher rates than water, however, because practically all of them have a much higher selling value than water. The complainant cited rates on water in Indiana, paid by competing coal operators, which are lower than the rates herein assailed. The Chicago, Terre Haute & Southeastern, an important coal carrier in Indiana, maintains a blanket rate of $4.50 per car on water in that state, and the Big Four, which serves coal fields in both Illinois and Indiana, carries substantially lower rates in the latter state. Missouri and Iowa operators were formerly accorded lower rates, but the Illinois scale now applies in those states. The nature and amount of service performed by the carriers with respect to this traffic varies somewhat at the different mines and loading points. At some places only one car may be loaded at a time, and if a number of cars are required each day it is frequently necessary to assign a switch engine and crew exclusively to this work. Where the...show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123697414X
  • 9781236974143