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Sitting here waiting for the commuter train

Sep 20, 2019 7:06AM PDT

to take me to the VA. Waiting for clearance to go to L.A. is a freight of mostly intermodal boxes, to be attached to Peterbilts or stacked on outbound ships.. Everyone I see is Yang Ming, China Shipping and such. Red ones and blue ones. No one told the cars there's a war on. Happy

Just now an inbound, ultimately for Chicago. All were Swift, J.B. Hunt and the like. One could make the case that the westbound is deadheading empties on their way to China. But I doubt it. Just your usual international moneymaking, of the kind that governments can't keep their hands off. Happy

Just noticed. The intermodals are almost all 53 footers, the standard for US highways. For the shipboard end they're labeled 'Stack limit 2 high'. Today I see '3 high', all of which are visibly newer. That means tech has moved in to something as basic as rail. Something gives them 33% bigger footprint on the ships.

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talk to Warren Buffet
Sep 20, 2019 9:42AM PDT

I think he owns the rails now.

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He owns the one I was watching.
Sep 20, 2019 9:58AM PDT

The BNSF Railway Company is the principal operating subsidiary of parent company Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, the railroad's parent company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
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Lovely descriptive writing
Sep 25, 2019 1:06AM PDT

The writing made me imagine the description!

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