Re: Loading foreign cars first
Chet French <cfrench@...>
Thanks for breaking the cars down by region. I did check the inbound
information that was available and found that the following outbound
loaded cars had arrived as inbound loads to Honeggers. Loads
included meal, feed, oilmeal, and one car of pallets.
TP 41384 RI 24112
RI 146554 IC 22861
SOOL 135342 CNW 77900
ERIE 82454 CNW 105870
FWD 7534 NKP 17221
GN 48165 RI 30096
MP 32863 NYC 102807
CEI 65119 NH 35694
A total of 16 foreign cars.
I could only find four of the outbound cars that were placed as mtys.
WAB 82916, PRR 570269, WAB 83336, and UP 184971.
This leaves 70 cars that do not show a record of being placed by the
Wabash. The WABASH also interchanged mty box cars to the TP&W at
either Forrest or Honeggers, for the TP&W's westbound local, Train
25, to place in the mill for loading. I am not sure if I have the
interchange information for January 1955.
An additional 20 or more loaded box cars were also placed at
Honeggers, by the WABASH, that did not return to the WABASH. Perhaps
cars placed by the WABASH and TP&W could be loaded or released mty to
The outbound loads mainly show offline junctions with perhaps a few
cars that moved to a final destination for unloading on the WABASH.
Also one car for Tony T. PFE 10000, R-40-26, car of spuds for
Streator on 1-10-55. Number kinda stuck out on a set-out list.
--- In STMFC@..., Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...> wrote:
the WABASH's Streator Branch at Fairbury IL between January 4th andeach
road owned on 12/31/1954 of the national boxcar fleet.FWD
beencars and eight ATSF cars, which were probably destined for the Q's
thecaptured for loading.Rather than speculating where the loads were dispatched, let's ask
question from where did the supply of empties come.table
above, the Southern and Western Regions supplied more thantheir "fair"
share (66 of the 90 boxcars above vs. 53 if the supply of emptieswas
made proportionately to what the roads owned at 12/31/1954).jumped
for a short while because there were not enough foreign emptiesaround
which the WABASH received on the Streator Branch came from thesouth &
west if unloaded boxcars on the Streator Branch were the solesource of
empties for Honegger.off
westbound through trains on their main lines, and routed theempties to
the Streator Branch for loading. In this case, the supply ofwestern
boxcars should be more because any empty eastern boxcars would haveabout
what boxcars were received on the Streator Branch.of
them went east as was the case with the soybean meal from the SwiftGroup
last October, but I am no farm boy to know for certain.