Re: What Are These Folks Doing?
I support the grain rush hypothesis, or something like it. A couple of years ago I ran into a Colorado & Southern book listing "cars made ready" for various high class cargos on each day at Denver. There were 10 to 20 or more cars, many from foreign roads, cleaned and patched for loading with food and other items, including (surprisingly to me) feldspar loading.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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From: 'Bruce F. Smith' smithbf@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC <STMFC@...>
Sent: Mon, Aug 8, 2016 6:07 am
Subject: Re: [STMFC] What Are These Folks Doing?
Yes, with one door temporarily “sealed”. My impression of the grain rush was that almost any “tight”, “clean” car was very valuable.
The presence of the GN car also supports the grain rush hypothesis, and Gary’s comments could as well. Why else would a foreign road car be getting interior repairs? Usually the car would be sent home for that sort of thing, right?
Bruce F. Smith
"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."