Re: Wine traveling on the Overland Route in 1949

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Tim O'Connor wrote:
Since these documents were unofficial, I see no reason to assume they are 100% accurate. In fact, since I can show you examples of incorrect entries -- non-existent reporting marks, non-existent car numbers, I have no reason to assume that every cargo listing is accurate. But perhaps your powers of divination are greater than everyone else's. Pardon me for being so bold as to question the unquestionable.
Nice straw man, Tim. No one, including me, has ever said that time books were without ERROR. But you previously suggested that conductors would just guess at cargoes, which is a bit different from writing down a car number with a digit wrong (or having bad handwriting). Do you now accept that possibly waybills were the basis for the cargo listings in time books?

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