Re: Deciphering a Conductor's record

Douglas Harding

Ben the CMSTP is on the list with a boxcar. Why would the conductor use a difference reference mark for the same railroad?

Doug Harding

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From: <> On Behalf Of Benjamin Hom
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2020 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Deciphering a Conductor's record

Steve Sandifer wrote:
"1923. I have used the Westerfield 1925 ORER to try to find ID but likely candidates like P&PU don't have car numbers that match."

My thought is P&P could be shorthand for Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific, but I have my doubts for the following reasons:
- The reorg after the 1925 bankruptcy creating the CMStP&P occurred in 1928.
- The car numbers seem low for freight cars.

Still, it might be worth doing the cross check in the ORER to eliminate this possibility.

Ben Hom

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