Re: More Freight Car Content in March MRH
A&Y Dave in MD
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1934 saw prohibition repeal, and slim window for beer billboard reefers before billboards disappeared, per Hendrickson and Kaminski. The area I model is Piedmont plateau in North Carolina, including W-S division of Southern, and A&Y, so there is fair amount of merchandise, furniture, tobacco, textiles, some oil/gas/kerosene, lots of farm-related commodities, like fertilizer, produce, farm implements, and hay, plus some gravel, ballast. There is the occasional carload of autos delivered.
A lot goes to/from Spencer yard, Norfolk, and Potomac Yard. Once I've completed my combined spreadsheet for 9 months' of train lists, I'll be able to summarize by road name, car type, and contents to see patterns. I can then show how time and region can matter in terms of what is typical. I hope to write an article blending Tony's and John Nehrich's articles. Of corse I'm not the modeler that Tony, John, or Richard are (was 😥). So I may ask list members to contribute photos of models and prototypes I've identified as illustrations.
A doable project, inspired by Tony's example and our shared ambitions and fueled by our different interests.
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On Mar 4, 2015, at 10:29 AM, edb8391@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote: