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locked Penn Central and North-South Piggyback Traffic


George Eichelberger
 

Everyone is probably aware of how “low” PC was in the early 1970s. Freight traffic through its southern gateways at Pot Yard and the N&W through Harrisburg was considered short haul traffic not worth PC’s limited resources.

The attached Southern Railway August 8, 1971 memo is from the time where the SR was trying to expand and develop its Rail-Highway business through Potomac Yard to New York.

Someone may have statistics but I expect the North-South Norfolk Southern intermodal business today exceeds anything ever done during the PC or Conrail eras?

Ike