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This argument while largely true had a caveat. A freight car on a long haul route would not be switched just once but potentially would be switched every one hundred miles or so at each divisional point.

William Z. Ripley, Railroads: Rates and Regulation (New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1916), 101-103.

George H. Miller, Railroads and Granger Laws (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1971), 109.

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