Re: Are conductor's lists of interest?

Cyril Durrenberger


That will be very valuable information in a time period when not much of this data has been available in the past, or at least is not available to most of us.

If you do not have time to process all of these, please consider doing some representative years, such as 1923, 1928 and 1934.

I agree with the past comments on the format of presenting the data, so I will not discuss that.

Remember that many of the road names or reporting marks may not be familiar to people who have not done research during these earlier years, but many of us will be happy to assist in determining the railroads that are listed. Many times they used a shortened version to write down the reporting marks, and this was often their own version or one that was common on that railroad and therefore not standardized.

Cyril Durrenberger

On Thu, 5/22/14, David Bott dbott@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Subject: [STMFC] Are conductor's lists of interest?
To: "STMFC@..." <STMFC@...>
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 6:28 PM


I have a cache of conductor train books from
the Southern Railway Winston Salem Division spanning
1923-1934.  I have waffled between scanning and
translating the contents into Excel spreadsheets. One reason
I joined this list is to learn more about cars of this era
in order to model one of these trains. These lists cover
specific crew, locomotive, cars by road, cargo (type, tons,
and destination city), cab, and travel time.
I just wonder how common such info is among
historians, and is the info worth the effort to convert to
an electronic format? If so, which is more
At some point, I'll donate to the proper
archive. For now, they are just fun to peruse and inspire my
modeling. Would anyone here care for this info?

Sent from Dave Bott' iPhone

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