Re: Weathering, the effects of location, andotherinteresting stuff


Greg,I was referring to a backlog of deferred maintenance as a result of
wartime conditions.During the war equipment was stretched to the limit.There
was a shortage of spare parts and skilled workmen.It was during this period
that most railroads no longer employed engine wipers.As a result rolling
stock appearance was a secondary consideration.After the war it was catch up
time.This did not occur overnight.Railroad shops were very busy repairing
and replacing worn out equipment.New car orders were gradually being
filled.: Armand Premo <tgregmrtn@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 12:03 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Weathering, the effects of location,
andotherinteresting stuff

Armand you ask...

"Could this have resulted from wartime neglect more than
catch-up was a long drawn out process. A "War weary" fleet was slowly
repaired or replaced.
Armand Premo"


If you are referring to the post and photo and Elden is referring to he
was in just skirting receivership at the time (as well as the NYC) as the
photo was actually taken after this list allows. The cars are
particularly aging
X29's in an era where unless you were loading tons of 40-foot cars at
elevators you were likely storing them. I can't say that is a good
to anything but bad order cars... I am of the camp that most pre wars
were not maintained as often in the post war era as many roads were
buying new
and replacing old. I have seen photos of post war leased cars that were
repainted in newer PRR livery than older pre war cars and the same for
PRR shop
built cars. The industry was changing...

Greg Martin

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