Gene Green <bierglaeser@...>

--- In, Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

Bob Lucas wrote:
For new car acquistions,
the entire series was shown even though not all cars were
on hand.
Yes, the entire NUMBER series was shown, but the number of
in the right-hand column would reflect ACTUAL arrivals. There are
plenty of examples where the first appearance of a number series
has a row of dots on the right, presumably because no cars had yet
delivered. Then succeeding ORER issues, especially in the days when
was monthly, would show the group gradually increasing to full size.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
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I found it interesting that in at least one instance a series of new
cars was delivered to the M&StL not in numerical order. I would have
expected the cars to be numbered at the factory beginning with the
lowest number on the first car completed and so on. The delivery
notes filed in the AFE show the delivery of a few cars per day and
gives the date and time the cars arrived on M&StL property, the
delivering road and the car numbers. Most new M&StL cars were
delivered at Peoria so there were a variety of roads that could
handle cars into Peoria for delivery to the M&StL.

Gene Green

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