Re: Intermountain's "Milk" Car - GPEX to CMWX....When?
On 7-Apr-05, at 1:05 PM, Beckert, Shawn wrote:
Thanks to Brian Ehni's generosity in sharing photos, I was madeYou must have just missed in Shawn — I see an entry for the Commodities
Car Co., Inc. on page 649, with what I presume are the relevant cars
listed in various series from CMWX 106-153. It would seem that the CMWX reporting mark was added sometime between 4/1938 and 1/1941 -- one
of these days I will work on entering data from an ORER between these
Another wierd thing - One would assume that CMWX belonged to theActually, what probably happened here is that Chateau Martin Winery
leased these cars from the Commodities Car Company from day one, and
the reporting marks were created for their exclusive use. This wasn't
uncommon in the industry, and continues today (DMLX is used only for
Dominion Milling Ltd. cars, and has always been listed by GE since the
reporting mark's inception in 2000).
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