Rock Products Volume 13, No. 11

Rock Products Volume 13, No. 11

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...of this proposition of charging for shifting or spotting cars is evident on the face of it, because it means discrimination against low-priced heavy commodities, and those high-priced compact commodities which, in many cases, are more or less luxuries, would not bear any fair relative charge. For instance, a carload of wine that, in monetary value would be worth, say, the value of 100 carloads of lime, would bear only a $2.00 spottage or shifting charge, whereas the same value of lime would sum up $200 spottage or shifting charges. It also means that lime manufacturers are being penalized for being a carload shipper. President Win. E. Carson, of the National Lime Manufacturers' Association, Riverton, Va., is urging members of that organization to communicate with him with a view to presenting a brief before the Interstate Commerce Commission and protest against the proposition. Members are asked to answer and forward immediately to Mr. Carson the following questions: 1st--Have you a private siding! 2nd--How many cars do you handle per year, in and out! 3rd--Do you now actually enjoy ferry or trap car service! 4th--Your reasons for objecting. By ferry or trap car service is meant the opportunity sometimes afforded shippers situated on spur tracks to load their less-than-carload shipments at their own factory or warehouse, the car then being switched to the freight house or transfer station of the railroad for reloading to destination or similar service on inbound less-than-carload freight. It is necessary that the Interstate Commerce Commission should feel the weight of the disapproval of the lime manufacturers, personally, and as an association. A half interest in the Pebble Lime Works, Pocatello, Idaho, has been purchased by A. more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877535
  • 9781236877536