Car spotting (service)

Car spotting (service)

Car spotting is a service in rail transport operations.

A 1920 book on railroad freight defines the term as follows: [Edgar Watkins (1920) "Shippers and Carriers of Interstate and Intrastate Freight", [,M1 p. 429] ]

"Spotting service is the service beyond a reasonably convenientpoint of interchange between road haul or connectingcarriers and industrial plant tracks, and includes: (a) Oneplacement of a loaded car which the road haul or connectingcarrier has transported, or (b) The taking out of a loadedcar from a particular location in the plant for transportationby road haul or connecting carrier, (c) The handling of theempty car in the reverse direction."

ee also

*Car spotting (positioning)


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