Re: Help Identifying Unusual Boxcar (MoPac coke service?)

Brian Termunde

These sort of errors occur in my industry as well. I work for a hotel and occasionally we find a guest who wasn't paying attention and will book for Murray KENTUCKY instead of Murray UTAH. Oops!

Ironically, just as I was typing that a misdirected guest came in, but fortunately he's staying at another one of our properties locally. 

Take Care,
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah

Re: Help Identifying Unusual Boxcar (MoPac coke service?)
From: Jim Ogden
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 06:36:48 PST
Maybe the coke car was lost.

One of the things that did happen with alarming frequency is a car would get misdirected. On the MoPac there was an El Dorado, Kansas and an El Dorado, Arkansas and both were in oil fields and one had a Skelly and the other a Lion Oil refinery. Both were pronounced El-Doe-RAY-doe and the team tracks would sometimes get misdirected equipment will oilfield machinery. The Kansas machinery should have been sent to Arkansas for example.

The car might have been sent to Salem, Oregon instead of Salem, Illinois for interchange. Salem, Illinois was in an area where a lot of railroads crossed. Watch someone in Oregon send it to Massachusetts next.

Jim Ogden
Argyle, Texas

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