Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...>
A factor that kept specialized cars on home rails was the fixed perTim,
This could have been a factor providing one could get away with it. A couple of things to consider, however.
On a MONON Wheel Report of 1948, there were four MONON boxcars included - none of which were in CIL's #1-500 series delivered in May 1947.
The B&M accepted 500 PS-1 boxcars in Michigan City in 1947 from where they were dispatched for their maiden loaded voyages. The same thing occurred in 1951 when the B&M accepted another 750 PS-1's in Michigan City.
No doubt, others can think of another two examples to meet your higher authority's criterion of five.