Re: fleet composition (was Kadee ACF 11,000 Gallon Insulated Tank Car)
----- Original Message -----To: STMFC@...Sent: Friday, July 24, 2015 5:18 PMSubject: [STMFC] Re: fleet composition (was Kadee ACF 11,000 Gallon Insulated Tank Car)
> I must agree with Dan Holbrook’s comment about people using percentages
> of car types for anything.
I don't think that's exactly what Dan meant. Dave Nelson and Tim Gilbert
spent quite a lot of time on BOX CAR distribution research and found that
on almost all class 1 railroads in the STMFC era, the percentages followed
the ORER fleet sizes pretty closely -- excepting home road cars, which are
almost always a higher percentage than their share of the national fleet.
XM box cars in the STMFC era, in other words, were "free roaming" and went
just about anywhere and everywhere.
For other car types, it's a much different story. We've been over this ground
many times. I've got over 100 saved emails from Tim Gilbert on this subject
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