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No track? No problem. Typically, rail is a more cost-effective shipping option. However, many shippers (or receivers) don’t have tracks at their door. With transloading, it doesn’t matter: all shippers and receivers can benefit from rail. Source: "Translating Decoded" -…

July 19, 2020

Elijah McCoy, 1848-1929 Many theories of its origin exist, but when we want the best, we ask for "the Real McCoy". Elijah McCoy, one of the most influential inventors of the 19th century, invented the first ironing board and lawn sprinkler system.…

Photo courtesy of ViacomCBS Always suggest a rail conceptual and consult your utility partners. A picture is worth a thousand words and can save you thousands of dollars in mistakes & mishaps. MONEY(& FACE)-SAVING CONCEPT + CONVO: Concept courtesy of…

May 19, 2020

Every now and then, trains need to turn around. But how? With a wye. But why? To save space. A wye track is an arrangement of tracks in the form of a "Y," used for turning engines, cars and trains.…

Joseph Pinkney Clark (a.k.a., Uncle Pink) and his distinguished 'stache are seen riding a track inspection bike, circa 1910. Don't miss the oil lamp attached to the front wheel. Photo courtesy of Ancestry.com and Elizabeth C. Gathright of Batesville, V.A.…

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