Re: Stock Cars

Marcelo Lordeiro <mrcustom@...>

Which are your comments regarding the new Intermountain stock cars?
Marcelo Lordeiro

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Hendrickson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 8:35 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Stock Cars

On Dec 27, 2005, at 1:34 PM, sshaffer wrote:

Livestock had to be off loaded every so many hours for feed and rest.
the Santa Fe it was common practice to reload the livestock on a Santa
car to continue the journey and send the foreign car home. So for now
I see
no need for any but Santa Fe stock cars in the area I model. Though
as I
gain knowledge of car movements, interchange, locations where the
were fed and rested I may change my requirements.
Steve what area do you model? You're certainly correct that reloading
stock into Santa Fe cars was common practice, but that assumes the
stock was unloaded in the first place, which was often not the case
(the rule was 18 hours, or 24 hours if the shipper signed a waiver, as
many did). Offhand, I can't think of any part of the Santa Fe that
wasn't frequented by off-line stock cars, as demonstrated by abundant
photographic and documentary evidence.

Richard Hendrickson

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