Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Stencil On CB&Q Boxcar

Kenneth Montero

I suspect that the lease was like the current automobile leases - that the lessee was responsible for keeping the vehicle in good repair with all its parts, and for returning the leased vehicle at the end of the lease in good condition (normal wear and tear excepted) with all its parts, or else the lessee would have to pay damages or replace the missing parts. If the railroad bought the car from the lessor, there would be no deduction for missing hardware, as the lessee was responsible for those items during the lease.
Ken Montero

On 02/23/2021 3:05 PM Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:
Elden Gatwood wrote:

Destroyed or disposed of dedicated equipment was especially costly, while shovel-out and/or steam-cleaning less so.  Loss of things like cross-bars and belts, were very expensive, since you had to go back to Evans, for example, for replacements.

But many of the GA-E cars were leased to the railroads. Did not the lessor own that loader equipment?

Tony Thompson

Join to automatically receive all group messages.