Re: Interpreting a Conductor's report


Ted Schnepf <railsunl@...>
 

Hi Steve,

The XR might stand for "rough", like only suitable for rough loading, such as pig iron.

ted

At 09:14 PM 3/26/2005, you wrote:


Sorry, but you are not understanding me. These are all box cars. Some are auto boxes and most are regular boxes.

X = empty.

X F(or maybe X T) = ???
X G = Suitable for Grain Service? Seems likely given the context.
X M = Suitable for merchandise service?
X R = ????


In the last few days I found another one.
For flat cars, gondolas, and stock cars, I have found the "contents" listed as "comtl." What is comtl?


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From: Chet French
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: Interpreting a Conductor's report



Steve,

XF - mty flat
XT - mty tank
XR - mty reefer
XG - mty gon

Not sure about the M. On the IC we used XMW for mty maintenance or
company car.

Chet French
Dixon, IL


--- In STMFC@..., "Steve Sandifer" <jssand@e...> wrote:
> I am trying to transcribe and understand a Conductors Report from
the ATSF, Kansas, 1930.
>
> When the conductor describes a the "Kind" of car he uses the
following codes:
> A = Autobox (ATSF FE class)
> B = Box
> C = Gondola/Hopper (ATSF GA class)
> F = Flat
> R = Reefer
> S = Stock
> T or Tk = Tank
> WC = caboose (waycar)
>
> That makes sense. However, I hope someone will help me with this.
Box Cars under contents usually has a product or X.
> X = empty.
> However some contain further letters.
> X F(or maybe T)
> X G
> X M
> X R
> I assume XG means it is empty but suitable and destined for grain
service, since there are a large number of these and the consists
indicate a good wheat harvest.
>
> But what do the others stand for?
> ______________
> J. Stephen (Steve) Sandifer
> mailto:steve.sandifer@s...
> Home: 12027 Mulholland Drive, Meadows Place, TX 77477, 281-568-9918
> Office: Southwest Central Church of Christ, 4011 W. Bellfort,
Houston, TX 77025, 713-667-9417
>
>
>




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