Temporarily spotting cars while switching

Temporarily spotting cars while switching

Postby RodTT » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:24 pm

Sometimes while switching a model railroad it's convenient to spot one or more cars temporarily on a spur or siding that doesn't belong to the same industry as the final destination. In prototype practice, would the industry in question charge for giving permission to do this? If so, how would they charge - by the day, hour or even minute? Or would it depend on the railroad, or whether there was say a mutual agreement by two or more industries to spot on one another's tracks?
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Re: Temporarily spotting cars while switching

Postby Bill Dixon » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:17 pm

If it is just for short time, no.
If it was going to be for a day or two the railroad would contact the customer for permission.
In either case, there is seldom any charge.
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