Lading Supported on Railroad
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The Lading table lists the types of commodities that your railroad supports. For each commodity, you specify the AAR car type used to carry that commodity on your railroad. Lading names are arbitrary if you do not do business with other layouts carrying the same commodity otherwise agreement is needed for multi-layout operations. If you have, for example, a number of boxcars that are limited to handling a specific type of goods, say food, then you can create an AAR+subcode, say XMF, to stop this car from being automatically applied to general merchandise hauling requirements.
Lading Name - unique string up to 20 characters.
AAR - the AAR code for the car used to carry the commodity on your railroad.
How to Use:
You can name these commodities and assign AAR codes as you please. But, if you use MLO, coordinate lading names with your partners. MRRM MLO facilitates this coordination.
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