Re: fleet composition

Tony Thompson

Allen Montgomery wrote (in part):


SP and PFE cars moving west are mt's scattered throughout the train.

     Small comment: UP pulled many westward PFE empties from trains at North Platte, where PFE had a cleanout facility, and trash inside the cars, as well as remnant ice in bunkers or interior, was cleaned out. I would think that these cleaned PFE cars would tend to show in bunches in trains leaving North Platte westward. But in heavy harvest season, North Platte would get overloaded, and then overflow PFE cars were moved onward to Nampa and Pocatello for cleaning and inspection for repair.
     Your other "rules" sound reasonable, as long as not slavishly adhered to.

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