Re: WWII Freight Movements to the Charleston POE


Ray Breyer
 

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From: George Eichelberger <geichelberger@bellsouth.net>
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Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 4:06 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: WWII Freight Movements to the Charleston POE
An article in the
Atlanta Journal of Labor in Dec ’38 complained that the Southern was buying new
box cars when it had 15 - 20,000 (sic 36’) box cars out of service that could be
repaired by its shop forces. That number seems high out of a total of around
24,000 cars but between the depression and bad ordered cars it was probably a
large number.
Ike

I can just about believe those numbers. One of the photos in the Barriger collection (SOU138) shows something like 75 deadlined SUs at Spencer.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/barrigerlibrary/12224791176/

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

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