Shippers guides were used by almost all railroad traffic departments as a
way of increasing on line and off line carloads and industrial
development. As a traffic department advertising brochure, they
were printed by the hundreds and thousands.
We are all fortunate that some copies have survived and can be used for
historical research and prototype freight car way billing. On the
WP issue there are at least two originals and maybe more in ephemera
At 03:09 AM 11/24/2017, you wrote:
John and Friends,
The original of this document is held by the California State Railroad
Museum, which photocopied the book for me a number of years ago. It was
$60 or so well spent, as it is a treasure to which I have referred many
Recently I saw reproductions of CIRCULAR 167-E listed for sale at
http://railsunlimited.ribbonrail.com/Books/shippers.html . While I am
not offering an endorsement or criticism of Rail Sun Unlimited, and think
we should support the CSRM, the price is very attractive.
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