Re: Submitted For Your Approval - Fifty-second Installment
Author: Joe Cullum
Date: 05-13-2022 - 07:12

Interesting about Santiago... Wood products? Wonder if it was profitable? Probably wasn't since LFCD does not operate to Tepehuanes...

Did you locate any freight south of Oaxaca City to Tlacolula and Taviche or East of Tepa? Or anything to Peto and Sotuta?

It looks like only a triweekly coach service was offered. If only they had a couple Budd RDC's...

Great stuff Arthur, keep em coming!

Exeter Joe



D. B. Arthur Wrote:
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> Peter D. Wrote:
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> > I can only guess to the why there are no trains
> anymore. Gasoline, four wheeled auto's, and diesel
> trucks on new roads to these far away places?
>
> No need to guess. When everyone can afford a car
> that they can drive on improved roads, they lose
> interest in riding passenger trains, with or
> without freight cars. The train from Durango to
> Tepehuanes only ran three days a week. If you
> have a car, you can go any time you want.
>
> This phenomenon has happened all over the world.
> I have a friend who lives in Lebanon and he's sent
> me photos of what little is left of the abandoned
> railroad. Lots of people drive rubber-tired
> vehicles in Lebanon.
>
> From an environmental standpoint it doesn't make a
> lot of sense, but personal conveniences and
> preferences pretty much win out every time.
>
> There was a shipper in Santiago Papasquiaro, which
> is a pretty good-sized city, that used those
> boxcars, and he was probably told that, by a
> certain date, he would have to start shipping by
> truck. There are countless examples of where that
> has happened in the U.S. and Canada as well.
>
> The world we live in.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Submitted For Your Approval - Fifty-second Installment D. B. Arthur 05-11-2022 - 20:08
  Re: Submitted For Your Approval - Fifty-second Installment Peter D. 05-12-2022 - 22:12
  Re: Submitted For Your Approval - Fifty-second Installment D. B. Arthur 05-13-2022 - 00:14
  Re: Submitted For Your Approval - Fifty-second Installment Joe Cullum 05-13-2022 - 07:12
  Re: Submitted For Your Approval - Fifty-second Installment Joe Cullum 05-13-2022 - 07:12
  Re: Submitted For Your Approval - Fifty-second Installment D. B. Arthur 05-14-2022 - 08:06


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