CARRIERS: Trainload Lots

The cheapest freight rate between any two points on the U. S. railroad system used to be on carload lots. To ship three carloads or 100 did not reduce the rate be low that for one. For years the Interstate Commerce Commission has maintained that lower rates on big shipments would be free lunch for big business. On account of that, able John Lansing Beven, president of Illinois Central, was a pioneer last week. Up the I.C. tracks east of the Mississippi one of his locomotives dragged a 40-car lot of blackstrap molasses...

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