RE: the WAG cars went “everywhere” :-)
They did so under B&M ownership as well.
I’ve recently been working on the B&M “Car books” which (among other things) records when/where B&M cars were wrecked on other railroads.
A summary (just by RR & car type) is attached (from 6/1923-03/1960)
Not too surprising are the first 3 – I believe that is (more or less) the same order that they are in for total traffic/carloads/whatever (plus they are either direct connects, in the case of NYC, or “not too far afield”)
I’m not sure where NYNH&H ranked in terms of traffic/loads, but as they were a direct interchange partner, I’m not too surprised they were #4
What I find interesting is the 7 cars wrecked on (4 different) Mexican RRs
And the 7 wrecked on [CN + CP]
Showing these cars were an *international* pool of cars…
One other statistical anomaly – for RRs with “other” types of wrecked cars, the “other” types were all the same per RR (e.g.. the NYC only wrecked B&M baggage cars, the StJ&LC only wrecked cabooses, etc.)
Car book data (original scans & transcriptions) are available on the B&MRRHS web site (in on-line archives)
In case you want to find out specifics of which cars went to the FtDDM&S or WAG…