I know you're not that old ! truth be told it morphed into the intermodal sector during the seventies and actually flourished for a bit in the eighties.\n\n\n\nallow me to educate you a wee bit .........\n\nhttps:\/\/www.up.com\/customers\/track-record\/tr091019-precision-scheduled-railroading.htm\n\n\nI don't need the link. I experienced it. Chasing freight all around the country due to poor railroad management, sometimes several weeks for a route of less than 2000 miles....pathetic. My grandfather owned one of the bigger carloading outfits, morphed into traditional international freight forwarding later (but I never worked for them). Intermodal only started in the late seventies\/early eighties on the bigger scene (i.e. outside the US).