Originally Posted by Othello
most of the oil, coal, wood, ect, natural, none manufactured goods that are in raw form are shiped by train. were as the finished product is then sent by truck to the store selling the goods. I live in a highly train populated town, and I see at least 3 trains an hour pass by. Its insane. You would not believe the amount of cars on one fright. could be anywere from 60 to 200 all full of natural resourses. and a train car hold the same amount, if not more then a truck. so its like 200+ turcks every 20 mins. also, monorails speed exceeds 200 miles an hour. that means that they could, if they didn't stop at so many towns, go faster then some smaller airlines. The trains allready go faster then a bus by about 4 hours, they are more cheap and include a diner car and bar. very spiffy.
Yeah raw freight makes sense just becuase of the nature of the cargo, but i can't ever see the end product being shipped by train. Just not flexible enough.
Ok i think i am with you. lets see 9 hours on a grey hound sitting next to a bum shooting crack...or 4 hours at the bar. My friend Jose Quervo always wins.