Re: ICC valuation
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I did not look at rolling stock records, but during my forays into the ICC records at the National Archives in Suitland and later College Park, I have found very few photos. I was mostly looking at structures and ROW reports. Never saw anything related to rolling stock. I was looking at roads that operated in Iowa. Reports varied from scribbles to neatly printed plain text describing the structure, to crude sketches, to field drawings that would make a draftsman proud. The ICC used a wide variety of people to do the evaluation: architects, engineers, accountants, draftsman. If I recall, what photos were taken were often because someone brought their own camera. On one trip I made over 2000 photocopies, and found six photos, which I also photocopied. (in the days before I had a laptop and scanner). The photos were small, may have been contact prints. I ordered copies of the photos, but never received them. I also found blueprints and maps.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of lrkdbn via groups.io
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2021 5:34 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] ICC valuation
I have a question. What sort of documentation was done of rolling stock in the 1917-19 era ICC valuation of the railroads? Were pictures taken of the various classes of rolling stock like they did of the physical plant?