Re: Apparently, Boston & Maine boxcars made it to Florida
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Of course, Stanley was and is located in Connecticut, so a New Haven box car would be more likely . . .
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2020 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Apparently, Boston & Maine boxcars made it to Florida
Doug Harding wrote:
Good example, and the railroad serving Stanley would have wanted to provide good service, thus possibly a Grade A home-road box car. But that yardmaster, having a Stanley request for an empty to, say, Seattle, would be looking at his western-road empties -- or midwestern roads, so the load could be routed via them.
He almost certainly wouldn't use a New England road car if his railroad interchanged with that road, because he could send it home directly via the nearest interchange. Of course, in boom times, cars were in short supply and you would use ANY car you could find.