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Old 05-08-2009, 09:34 AM   #1
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Rail Line Bottleneck?

I am hearing there is a bottleneck with the railcars delaying many deliveries. Has anyone else heard this?
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:37 AM   #2
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"Hearing" from whom? I heard from someone that leprechauns exist; that doesn't mean it's true.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:37 AM   #3
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Dude....

just like in english class.... SOURCES ARE REQUIRED!!!!... Site your source please before crap blows out of proportion.

First is this the Oshawa to MI Railyard? Colorado (which feeds the West coast, i believe) or someplace else.... this country was built by the rail system... ITS HUGE...

so yeah SITE THE SOURCE
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:44 AM   #4
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OK, OK sorry. it was my dealer who is waiting for their LT1 Victory Red V6 showroom car. He has the window sticker with a VIN of 4869 or 4698, I didn't memorize it.

They made several calls to GM and they were told about the rail situation.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:29 AM   #5
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This would explain why I am getting the "on-hold" in shipment.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:46 AM   #6
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I'm also getting on hold in shipment! #2712
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:12 AM   #8
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"heard" also this is because of that battery cable issue... not sure how they would fix them while on the rails??
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:19 AM   #9
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#3158 siting in railyard in Port Allen, La. for a week. Salesman has buddy at railyard has not seen delivery papers yet.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:21 AM   #10
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I can promise you that there is no shortage of cars, but there is probably a shortage of getting the cars to the plant... its not uncommon for rail traffic to get backed up, especially if a high demand comes all at once... the UPRR has to fight that day in and day out... sometimes you just can't anticipate far enough ahead to know when customers are going to need autoracks and it takes a few days/weeks to get ramped up to full speed on deliveries
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:35 PM   #11
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I can promise you that there is no shortage of cars, but there is probably a shortage of getting the cars to the plant... its not uncommon for rail traffic to get backed up, especially if a high demand comes all at once... the UPRR has to fight that day in and day out... sometimes you just can't anticipate far enough ahead to know when customers are going to need autoracks and it takes a few days/weeks to get ramped up to full speed on deliveries
Just imagine the first loads of V-6 cars, AVIS cars, baseball cars, sold units, etc fanning out by rail all across the country. Do those locomotives have to make the trek back to Canada for the next reload? I know we saw considerable shipping delays during the Katrina aftermath when they were all pulling loads down to the Gulf. This will even out in due time.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:51 PM   #12
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My dealer also told me of the "bottlerneck". Mine is produced, but he said it may still be a couple of weeks for delivery because of it.
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Where the heck did this come from. With the downturn in business, from lack of shipments. There is not a shortage of railcars for shipping.

Now for some background. These shipments are pulled from the Oshawa plant (after loading on the railcars) and moved to a marshalling yard for assembly into trains and block (organized, if you will) as to destination location.

These trains are then dispatched either to interchange points where shipments are given to other rail cariers or directly to the appropriate VDC if on the origin (same) rail carrier.

They are then moved to the receiving VDC's for unloading , inspection for damages, release to haulaway truckers and delivery to dealers. They don't sit on the railcars for any longer than necessary. Sitting on rail cars wastes time and money.
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