Re: Express Car Movements
So full AAR data and in NYC case color of reporting marks are the keys to matching these cars to modeling dates and availability for interchange. Very useful information. Thanks.
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Express Car Movements
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When the NYC Pacemaker b ox cars first went into service, they did not have the full AAR data on them required for interchange. Only the Load Limit and Light Weight were shown below the car number. The were in captive, on-line service. Within a few years
the red and gray Pacemakers were released for interchange. In so doing, they usually got black (instead of the original white) reporting marks with full data for capacity, weigh station, date, cubic footage and car dimensions. In that form, a NYC Pacemaker
box car could show up in SoCal, as could a B&O blue and sliver Sentinel car, which had full data on them when new.