Re: Home Road Boxcars
Tim, I thought that was pretty much an established factoid -- ontoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
railroad <fill-in-the-blank> the number of foreign box cars on line
exceeded the number of home road box cars on line.
The total home/foreign percentages are always distorted by lots
of home road cars that do less roaming -- like gondolas & hoppers.
And CB&Q had a lot of those. Photos that I've seen of CB&Q
"merchandise" trains usually show plenty of foreign cars.
I think 1958-1960 were major recession years, no? But why 1942
would have been such a year, I don't know. Contrary to what I'd
expect just based on rapidly rising traffic levels in 1942.
Whoever you are, between 1940 and 1960, the percent of CB&Q-owned