Well, it's time for the end of crop tally on the amount of sugar cane me & my engineer hauled. The harvesting season started on October 8th, 2007 and ended May 15th, 2008.
Empty rail cars taken to the loading elevators:
Loaded rail cars picked up at the elevators and taken to the mill:
On average, each 40 foot rail car holds 36 tons of raw sugar cane, so from the beginning to the end of the harvesting season, on my shift alone, my engineer and myself hauled approximately 565,776 tons of raw sugar cane.
Dollar for dollar, it's far cheaper to haul by rail than by semi-truck.
Besides, railroaders are far smarter than any dumbass, toothless truck driver.
Hope you all have a wonderful summer, I'm going to be spending mine in Key West!
Copyright 2008 Thomas J Wolfenden