• Engineering
  • Published 2007

Moving the Merchandise

  title={Moving the Merchandise},
  author={Michael W Blaszak},
This article describes the role that local freight trains play in the changing manufacturing market in the U.S. The author points out that while North America’s manufacturing base has dwindled as production has shifted to China and India and the cost of transporting goods from low-wage countries has fallen, there is still an important role for the local freight carriers. What they carry has changed, however, from primary forests products, motor vehicles and metallic ores, to ethanol, crushed… CONTINUE READING