Re: Tank Car United States Army USAX 16503

Paul Koehler



On the Southern Pacific trains were blocked by destination, not by the load.


Paul C. Koehler


From: <> On Behalf Of mel perry
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Tank Car United States Army USAX 16503


which leads to the question, what were

the rules, as far as train make up goes,

prior to the rule changes, was there a

national standard that each rr followed

or each rr had their own rules/ideas?,

and if there was a prior national

standard what was it?


mel perry


On Wed, Jun 10, 2020, 2:26 PM Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:

mel perry wrote:

i stand corrected, apparently in the 50's

railroader's were expendable, wonder

what changed that thinking? OSHA?


   Not expendable, but expected to use common sense on their own. Occasional failures to do so led to OSHA.


Tony Thompson




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