Even (or odd) numbers only

Mark Mathu

Back in the pre-World war II days, the railroad I'm researching
(GB&W) used even numbers only for boxcars, and odd numbers only for
flatcars and gondolas. I've seen similar numbering on other Midwest
railroads... what was the reason for numbering cars like that?

Mark Mathu
Whitefish Bay, Wis.
The Green Bay Route: http://www.greenbayroute.com/

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