At the just-concluded joint convention of the Pacific Coast and Pacific Northwest regions of NMRA, held in Medford, Oregon during May 2 to 5, I gave an invited clinic about PFE traffic. The goal was to address PFE’s traffic volume and content to and from the Pacific Northwest, obviously a suitable topic for such a convention. (The Pacific Coast Region includes Northern California and Nevada, plus Hawaii; Pacific Northwest Region includes not only Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska, but also the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.)
I did not prepare a paper handout for the talk, but told clinic attendees that one would become available on line. This post makes that handout available.
Only the traffic part of my talk is described in the handout, and the sources of data are shown, along with numerical and proportional conclusions about modeling this PFE traffic. The primary background, as might be guessed, is the PFE book (Pacific Fruit Express, 2nd edition, Anthony W. Thompson, Robert J. Church and Bruce H. Jones, Signature Press, 2000). The handout document is on Google Docs, at this link:
Anyone is permitted to read, download, or print this document, as they wish. I hope it is helpful and informative.