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Recession and Freights

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So I've seen miles of Autoracks not moving in Indiana and yards empty in Houston. starting to get bummed out, anybody got any info on the situation or how your area is faring?

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ive got a customer spot that hasnt layed up for me in at least 6 months, i used to get probably 6 boxs a week there..

 

ive seen and heard about alot of those auto lines that are laying up, but ive also heard about them leaving storage after a while.

 

but the bigger yards around here..still bumpin, not like it used to, but i still see a fare amount of lines

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yea man we got lines of autoracks in ohio like 2 miles long 2 tracks full been there going on two years now

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yea man we got lines of autoracks in ohio like 2 miles long 2 tracks full been there going on two years now

 

i have seen spots like these in ohio as well.

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it's bad all over

same shit around my way.

lines of parked cars that rust before they move, dead layups and everyone fighting over scraps.

 

let's hope for a recovery and soon

GM's latest news has me with a little glimmer of hope...

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GM's latest news? Im looking at todays paper and it says GM sales

are down 45% and an industry wide 23% plummet in September. Everybody cleaned up last month because the cash for clunkers but just because govt incentives were too sweet to pass up. I dunno man. Im from Detroit. My entire adult life has been spent in a recession

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apparently the camaro and some other model are doing really very well.

so that isn't GM but they aren't completely tanking.

chrysler on the other hand is in the shitter.

 

dunno, could be wrong but there are some optimists. clearly opinions still differ

 

 

Clunkers rebates of as much as $4,500 produced almost 700,000 sales, and now that the incentives are gone the new-auto market is returning to levels that match underlying monthly demand, said Mike DiGiovanni, Detroit-based GM’s executive director of global marketing and industry analysis.

 

“This is clearly behind us,” DiGiovanni said.

 

........

 

“I’m still thinking the industry will start to come back into form in the fourth quarter,” said Mark LaNeve, GM’s vice president of U.S. sales. “Didn’t see it in September.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=alyennsNtT7k

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from talking to my grandfather who works for the rails its definitely affecting the freights.they havent been making very many new cars,or at all,and alot of people are cutting back on their fleets so less shit is running.another big problem with cars sitting in layups for so long is partly due(atleast in my area) becuase they had to lay off so many people.my Grandfather said he had to lay off half the people at his shop.so less workers means stuff doesnt move out as quickly.ive had a line of hoppers here since may.fucking whack.i hate it and id wish it would go away.but i dont think it will ever be like it was before.granted it will get better but when that will happen i have no clue.until then shit is suckin round here.

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our main yards are still moving but i can think of a few auto rack spots that have had the same lines sitting for over a year now. my suggestion is kill everything on the lines. they'll move eventually

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yeah, most things happen in cycles. it may never be like it was but shit, it won't be like it was for a lot of reasons, say for example terrorism fckn shit up, or the scene getting big, or whatever

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that and toys.fucking kids dont know shit about how to keep things cool at the yard.ive seen kids painting engines and shit.things like that dont help at all.or they paint the walls nearby and even inside the walls at the spot and its like wtf you have a line of 70 cars infront of you or better yet a shitload of other places in the city that you could paint what ever possessed you to hit this wall.and no ones getting on their asses about it...

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that and toys.fucking kids dont know shit about how to keep things cool at the yard.ive seen kids painting engines and shit.things like that dont help at all.or they paint the walls nearby and even inside the walls at the spot and its like wtf you have a line of 70 cars infront of you or better yet a shitload of other places in the city that you could paint what ever possessed you to hit this wall.and no ones getting on their asses about it...

 

I have lost whole yards from that type of shit. Not just toys blowin up the spot either. If you care about having a spot. YOU need to do some thing about it and as for the toys. Well be painfully creative before its to late.

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i try my best to keep my yard clean from caps,scrap cans and trash in general.as for the cats fuckin around in the yard theres not much i can do.i cant really cross them out in the yard becuase then im just adding to the problem.only on the streets.but i walk the tracks everyday.if i catch one of them its an asswhoopin for sure.even tho we dont have any beef,their fucking it up for all of us..getting a beating is the only way these kids learn nowadays these fools are so hardheaded.

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I work for the industry as well as being a graf fan. One thing to also consider is that smaller terminals are becoming skeleton operations and traffic is being re-routed to be switched at larger facilities. If you live in an area with a smaller switching yard better do some traveling to get work in.

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damn sounds bad for you guys, in australia i think the freights are fine havent been to my yard for awhile now, but were not really in a recession and the aussie doller is buying 90 american cence YAY! which is good for us

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There are a lot of ways to take care of these problems.

 

and none of them really work without retaliation of some sort, absent putting them in the ground for a dirt nap. which absolutely stupid

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i notice the rotation of cars is a lot slower. old lines are sitting longer and new lines are taking longer to arrive. but there arev still fair amounts of trains to hit.

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Things not good in Ohio419....

Dead lines, rare lay ups, load stations bulled...

Out look not so good....

Puff puff...

sigh.

 

one rainy night was driving n saw some layd^

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not much action... low sightings round here...

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Yeah but gondolas and abcx hoppers get old fast. Haha

 

Scrap metal, chemicals, coal, stone, and other industrial products seem to be rolling at the same rate as always.

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