Re: Buffalo Creek boxes to Canada?
AHEM. The Buffalo Creek box cars were XM. They could be loaded by ANY railroad in Michigan,
Indiana, Ohio, Eastern Canada, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware. Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, or Rhode Island with any
XM type of cargo and from there be sent to ANY destination in North America - under standard AAR
car loading rules.
Where is Tim Gilbert when we need him?? Weren't you guys paying attention during the YEARS of
discussions we had about car loading rules and why everyone's box cars went practically everywhere?
More generally, BCK box cars were a small percentage of the North American box car fleet, so they
were most likely infrequent visitors to western Canada or California or Texas - But they undoubtedly
did end up in those places sometimes.
Here is a ~1960 photo of BCK 2997 in Oakland, California.
On 11/9/2021 10:56 PM, Jim Mischke wrote: