Schuyler Larrabee wrote:
And I agree. But remember that train crews who did the same job every day could recognize where nearly everything in the train was going, when they walked it when going on duty. That we may know where we are going to spot that meat reefer or high-pressure tank car is perfectly prototypical.
And as soon as I sent that out, I remembered that 26-27 years ago, when I was designing an engineering firm’s offices and meeting with them regularly, I kept seeing the very same Erie Lackawanna gondola being switched into a steel fabricating plant next door, week after week after week. The gon went directly inside the building, so I never got a photo of this, but it is the prototypical exception that proves the point made before.