Big Rail Is Finally Rounding The Bend

Not so long ago, when Procter & Gamble managers wanted to ship Tide or Pampers to retailers, railroads were not an option. Long-haul trucks could guarantee prompt, damage-free deliveries. Trains only guaranteed headaches. Shipments were hopelessly delayed, boxcars were dilapidated, and the typical railroader's attitude toward customers was simple: The train's coming by sometime tomorrow, whether you're there with your freight or not. Be there if you want to ride.

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