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  • Through Five Great States - Page 2
    Ind and from Fort Wayne to Connersville and Rushville Ind Buffalo which lies in the heart of the Niagara Frontier Region at the Gateway to Canada is important to the railroad as the eastern gateway where connections are made with other lines for the east and the seaboard Here too is located the Niagara Frontier Food Terminal jointly owned by the Erie Railroad and the Nickel Plate This huge establishment represents a total investment of 7 500 000 and is a 60 000 000 industry Over 95 per cent of the food supply for the Buffalo area passes through its doors Buffalo is self styled both as a City of Diversified Industry and the Transportation City for railroad transportation is the city s largest industry Within the metropolitan area there are over 15 000 employees on the 12 railroads the payrolls of which average more than 2 500 000 a month Ten trunk line railroads including Nickel Plate serve Buffalo and in addition two industrial roads serve the inner harbor area Buffalo has 14 freight terminals and three passenger terminals While New York State holds its prime position in wealth and population because of the industry and commerce of the

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  • Through Five Great States - Page 3
    value of which approximates 7 000 006 000 annually Pennsylvania triplets is the name given to its coal natural gas and oil But with all this agriculture represents a larger capital investment than either mining or the manufacture of primary metals Nickel Plate serves most of the northern half of Ohio In covering its 479 miles in the Buckeye State agriculturally one passes through communities varying from the farm area

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  • Through Five Great States - Page 4
    why Ohio s mineral resource have an annual value greater than all the gold silver and precious stones mined in the United States In Cleveland there is another food terminal the Northern Ohio owned and operated by the Nickel Plate exclusively and representing a 7 000 000 investment Its annual gross business is about 90 000 000 The Nickel Plate has more mileage in Indiana 767 than in any other of the five states it serves This state lying almost midway From high in Cleveland s famed Terminal Tower background NKP s general offices look out on a vast panorama of American industrial and commercial life in action The railroad s tracks enter the city from the East and stretch off to the West Cleveland is a leading Great Lakes port and manufacturing city across the United States ranks twelfth in population ninth in agriculture and ninth in value of manufactured products yet is only thirty seventh in size Nature blessed Indiana in two ways first with rich soil and under the soil gravel limestone gypsum clay foundry sand and bituminous coal secondly with many beautiful lakes and virgin woods which the thrifty Hoosiers did not destroy but enhanced to

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  • Through Five Great States - Page 5
    the nation s greatest states contains Nickel Plate s three western gateways Chicago Peoria and East St Louis The state belongs historically to no group to no period and to neither the east the west the north or the south but peculiarly to them all a geographically varied state with heterogeneous populations Every major current or force from within and without the country has been felt or had its repercussions here Industry and agriculture are suspended in even balance Illinois embraces less than two per cent of the land area of the United States in its 56 400 square miles has 6 1 per cent of the nation s population numbering 7 897 000 6 9 per cent of its wealth 5 4 per cent of its improved farm land and although it ranks fourth in total cash farm income and fifth in its percentage of farmers it has three times as many industrial as agricultural workers If 100 Illinoisans were picked at random 44 of them would be residents of Chicago The state is truly the Hub of the Continent Lying between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi water from 23 oT the 48 states crosses its surface and

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  • July-August 1954 Front Cover
    cover picture Robert Schey general superintendent of the Car Department is conferring with Assistant General Car Foreman Andy Popick left General Car Foreman E J Zepp in the rear and Carmen H J Stachura and Mike Yurik on the best

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  • Piggy-back, A Service to Meet Competition - Page 1
    freight that years ago moved by rail To the general public the service also offers hope that in time the railroads may help remove some of the massive freight trucks from the congested public highways Rates Identical with Motor Carriers Our service is now in operation between Chicago and Cleveland and between Chicago and New York using the Lackawanna and Lehigh Valley routes east of Buffalo The rates for the new rail trailer service are identical with those common motor carriers charge for transporting freight between these same points Also we are studying traffic moving between New York and St Louis Cleveland and St Louis Buffalo and St Louis Buffalo and Chicago Cleveland and New York and between other cities to determine the feasibility of enlarging this service Since the 1930s our Road has repeatedly improved its service equipment and methods of operation We have made rate reductions and new types of rate adjustments in an effort to improve our competitive position with respect to the trucks However until now we have been at a disadvantage Offers Door To Door Delivery The trailer on flat car arrangement used in piggy back service is an operational method designed to place us

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  • Piggy-back, A Service to Meet Competition - Page 2
    lowest delivered cost basis Where there is a combination of a rate and minimum weight advantage in favor of the trucks the motor carriers naturally are preferred Also where the rate is the same and the minimum weight is lower on the trucks in most instances the motor carriers will get the business Transporting truck trailers on flat cars is the best means by which the railroads can offer a competitive service We have the facilities to handle additional traffic and the highway trailer at present at least is the best adapted vehicle to handle this traffic and meet the advantages that motor carriers now offer to the public Trailer Used As Over all Container Viewed in a broad manner our piggy back service simply provides rates for quantity lots that include pick up and delivery service The truck trailer is used as an over all container for transporting commodities by railroad from origins to destinations Our Road has installed loading and unloading ramps at Calumet Ill and at the Broadway freight house in Cleveland We have purchased truck trailers supplied special attachments equipped flat cars and have revised and improved our train schedules Entirely A Railroad Service Our service is entirely a railroad service The freight is received on a Nickel Plate bill of lading at the place where the trailer is loaded The trailer is then hauled by a leased truck tractor to the loading ramp where it is placed and secured on a flat car and then dispatched on a high speed freight train At destination the trailer is quickly unloaded and hauled to the consignee s delivery platform The shipment remains completely within the control of the Nickel Plate or its connections until the freight is accepted Our Road maintains direct contact with the shippers and

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  • Piggy-back, A Service to Meet Competition - Page 3
    back service about June 16 Shortly before that date however the Interstate Commerce Commission suspended the tariffs for the new service For nearly a month the Road waited The I C C finally gave the Nickel Plate the green light to initiate this service on July 12 and before nightfall the Road had its first piggy back shipment moving from Cleveland to Chicago The speed with which this first shipment

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