Re: National Car cars


Excellent, another "it depends" answer. With this
information, both Mr. Hendrickson and Mr. Welch have equal
claim to the proper way to interpret the historical data.


Michael Carson

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Hendrickson" <rhendrickson@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Thursday, 17 January, 2002 12:02
Subject: Re: [STMFC] National Car cars

: Bill Welch refers to Fruit Growers Express as "the
nation's second largest
: reefer entity." Uh, depends on how you count, Bill. In
terms of car
: ownership, FGEX and NX combined added up to 12,947 as of
the 1/53 ORER,
: third behind PFE and SFRD (which had 14,521 cars on the
active roster at
: that time). But if you include the Burlington (BREX) and
Great Northern
: (WFEX) fleets, which were owned by those railroads but
operated for them by
: Fruit Growers, then the number of cars under Fruit
Growers' control was
: 20,492. Just to keep the record straight.
: Richard H. Hendrickson
: Ashland, Oregon 97520
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