Re: Stock Cars


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Dec 27, 2005, at 5:52 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:


Richard Hendrickson wrote

36 hours was ample time for the UP to get stock from northern
Utah to Los Angeles on its Day Livestock Service trains ...
Actually, just barely enough time is more like it. The LA&SL was
UP's toughest territory, and 10-20 mph schedules were typical for
freight. UP got its money's worth out of "100 mile days" on that
route!
Yes, Tim, but the whole point of the dedicated DLS trains with roller bearings and four unit F-3s was to run the stock through from Ogden to Los Angeles fast enough that they would not have to be unloaded at Las Vegas for rest and water, and this was successfully achieved day-in, day-out in the late '40s and '50s.

Richard Hendrickson

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