If they are box cars with sliding doors, look for dents in the roof - This is a sign that they are carrying paper products or plywood or lumber. Some carry canned goods.
If the box car has plug doors, frequently they are carry fruits and vegetables.
Covered hoppers carry grain, if the cars are in decent shape and salt or fertilizer if they are in bad shape. If you see covered hoppers and they are short with tubes under neath, they are carrying Portland cement long covered hoppers are frequently carrying plastic pellets to make bottles.
My IQ is 142,
I have never stopped studying. If I could put all my credits together I would hold Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering, Applied Math and Accounting, with Masters Degrees in Transportation Economics and Theology. I am currently preparing to teach a series of classes on the theological debate between Augustine and Pelagius in 418 at the Catholic church's council at Carthage and its influence on modern economics. Reagan, Kennedy and Thatcher were all christians whose beliefs were influenced by Augustinian theology.
What made me interested in this was I found an error in translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible of the fifth century of Romans 7:24 It should have read "Oh, Miserable Man" , but it said "Oh, unhappy man" This influenced Pelagius, Wycliffe, Wesley and others.
FPL (as in Florida Power & Light) put a wind farm on my brother-in-law's farm up in northern Iowa. I would say that they could plug into the power grid anywhere to meet your commitment to the tree-huggers, but because there are 3 different power grids in this country that would not be true in some cases.
It does not show up on any mapping program on my PC yet, But if you are close to Butler, GA, just west to the west out GA HWY 96 is SO's big solar farm on what I would consider to be farm land on what would have been prime commercial property..
The Sabal Trail Transmission Line is working its way from Alabama to Florida and SHOULD be operational by May 2017.
The governor of New York state refused to let a gas pipeline cross the state to connect Pennsylvania with Connecticut....There is not enough gas pipeline in Florida... What do you think it costs per mile to install a 36 inch pipeline -- through a residential area?
Nuclear reactors can not be shut down to be used for peak demand as coal or gas or hydro generated power can, Therefore they must be left running constantly and used as part of the base load and becuase of the unit cost of power is more expensive it adds drastically to the cost of power to industry that is used overnight. It had significant effect on the aluminum industry in the past, to the point that smelters closed and moved to places where cheap hydro power was available along the St' Lawrence Seaway. The iron industry would really be in a world of hurt if the baseline cost were to increase much more than it is. Severstal has had to close several plants because they were not running at a breakeven point.
What about all the coal miners out of work because of phony science? What about the morals of this country? They are not important?
Before Obama the men used the men's bathroom and the women used the women's. Now you don't know what you are going to find when you open the door.
It is the Democrats that threw out the Defense of Marriage, brought in gay marriage and forcing Christians businesses to forget their beliefs and provide goods and services. Sanders wants to give EVERYBODY a free college education -look at what that did for the Philippines. It was the Democrats that is destroying the coal industry, putting many railroaders out of work. You may love your union, I have seen too much corruption in unions.
My grandfather worked in the cafeteria at Kodak when he came to this country. The company had profit sharing and he had quite a chunk when died. My uncles, aunts and cousins worked there and they received shares when times were good.
I worked at Xerox in R & D and received shares of their stock, which got me started. in investing. I know that middle class people do invest in companies. Ford, GM, Delta and other companies also give shares of stock to their employees. Delta gave Preferred stock to their pilots.
I guess you do not understand the supply and demand curves. There is a sweet spot where the 2 curves intersect where the supplier gets a payment that covers his costs and makes a marginal profit and the consumer gets a product or service at a reasonable price. Both parties come away happy. If the consumer does not like the product or service that is being sold he does not have to buy it because there are alternative sources of supply. I will buy my hamburgers at Wendy's because I feel that I get a better product at an equitable price than the one at MacDonald's or I go to Subway and get a very good pizza..
Trump built gambling casinos so that he could take the money from people that have an addiction. And then his casinos went bankrupt. He did not provide any innovative products He did not raise the standard of living for anybody but himself and a few high class #$%$,
Got some good news, got some bad news. Southern's Mississippi Power's Kemper coal gasification power plant goes on line in a couple of months. The bad news is the coal is coming from a local mine.
Coal is still used to generate about 30% of the electricity. There is a power plant near here on the NS is still getting a lot of coal with BNSF motive power.