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Date: 03/20/17 08:49
Scooping business from the RR?
Author: santafe199

Here’s a light hearted moment I observed last month while traveling through Ohio. I was roaming the backroads in a casual railfan trek through previously unknown territory. I found this scene below on the ‘Napoleon, Defiance & Western’ Ry in Antwerp, OH. I just thought it was a bit funny to see a grain truck being loaded while hopper cars were standing unused in the background. In my RR career experience it would be the grain truck that was being unloaded for trans-loading into the hopper cars. Go figure…

1. ND&W elevator scene in Antwerp, OH on February 24, 2017.

Note: Although I regularly post on the Western forum this is an Eastern topic so I’m posting on both forums.

Thanks for looking!
Lance Garrels
santafe199




Date: 03/20/17 09:21
Re: Scooping business from the RR?
Author: farmer

It all depends on where the best deal is. Several end users in the nearby area. That area is a corn deficit area with all the larger livestock farms close by. Antwerp Elevator is part of Mercer Landmark with several different locations. Possibly moving grain to another location.

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Date: 03/20/17 10:34
Re: Scooping business from the RR?
Author: PittsburghMike

farmer Wrote:
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> It all depends on where the best deal is. Several
> end users in the nearby area. That area is a corn
> deficit area with all the larger livestock farms
> close by. Antwerp Elevator is part of
> Mercer Landmark with several different locations.
> Possibly moving grain to another location.
>
> Posted from iPhone

Corn may also be moving to any local ethanol facilities.



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