Bottom line, shipping by rail is very economic.
But, numbers can be skewed very easily, put through normal mathematics operations.
Premise: "Human beings have eleven digits on their hands, not ten."
Proof: Hold up one hand and counting backwards from ten, you will have arrived at the number 6 when running out of fingers. On the other hand, count from 1. When you run out of fingers, you are at 5. So, taken together, 6 plus 5 equals 11.
But it gets better.
Suppose there is a small town. In that town, there is an inn keeper running the hotel. A customer comes in and wants a room, if the accommodations are acceptable. In good faith, he lays a $100 on the counter in the lobby and heads upstairs to look at the rooms.
The inn keeper acts quickly, and runs to the butcher to pay off his debt for the goods he uses to run the restaurant with the $100. The butcher runs to the feed lot to pay off his debt there for the goods necessary to raise the beef. It turns out, the guy running the feed lot is fond of prostitutes and with the $100 retains the service of lady of ill repute. When she gets the $100 for services rendered, she runs right over to the hotel to pay off her $100 owed for use of a room the night before.
Just then the prospective overnight guest returns to the counter, says the accommodations are not up to snuff, so he picks up his $100 off of the counter and leaves.
That is how modern economics works. All ya gotta do is arrange the numbers however you want.
So, what good is an MBA? A hogger figured it out with only one full semester of college... Liberal Arts at that...