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I few weeks ago I was up in Flagstaff. My customer is near the Mainline tracks through Flagstaff.

I noticed a lot of Piggy Back Cars on the trains going through town.

Is Piggy Back service increased? or have I not noticed them before in that quanity?
 

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I never noticed they went away...I think ya need to get out a little more JJ ;)
 

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Here in Florida there is a mild upswing in TOFC and COFC service along the east coast--fuel costs are actually helping the railroads. Almost all truck traffic in Fl is inbound consumer goods and empty going out--very expensive use of fuel to get an empty trailer out of Florida. Always a silver llining to all problems--even cost of fuel spike.

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BNSF through Flagstaff and yes, Pig traffic is up and will go higher in the future without a doubt. Watched a program on TV saying an increase of about 100% was forecast for the near future for the UP and BNSF out of Southern California, south and east. I saw a heavy & steady increase before I retired from UP in '04. Jim
 

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On my way to Marty's each year I passed this siding with a large amount of Piggy back cars stitting. The over growth was thick.
Looks like they been there a long time. If Piggy back is up it will be interesting to see if they are still there.
I think they were on a siding on route 54 just outside of Tucumcari NM
 
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