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I'm not sure, but I'd expect that intermodal containers have pretty much replaced semi-trailers wherever there is the opportunity for long-haul intermodal transport. I'd think a relatively small rail container terminal somewhere up north on the NWP would see a fair amount of use.
Good thought Carl. Unfortunately, the railroad is just too slow for 'Hot' cargo or anything else.....and inefficient at moving it from door to door on a timely basis. Bob Cleek has a good idea about possibly building a small container terminal 'somewhere up north' on the NWP. Wineries and other outfits could haul in bulk items like machinery, cardboard, and the like. How do I like your idea.....GREAT.....but practical in this day and age....NO. Back in the 60's this might have worked well, but piggyback on the NWP.....in all my years around NWP I've maybe seen six piggyback cars. Piggyback flats, yes, many over the years, but all for storage by S.P.