I have an ORER for Oct 10th '79 and they have all the digits. I checked several railroads and all have 8's, 9's and numbers ending with with 0's. This is the only issue I have however.
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---- laramielarry <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
While transcribing the July, 1950, ORER to an Excel file, I noticed
that none* of the "Item" numbers (line numbers) end in 8, 9, or 0.
Rather, the sequence is:
Is this true of other ORERs as well? Does anyone know the reason for
this curious "numerology"? Or its history?
*Actually, there is one occurrence of an 8, the record for a Chicago &
Illinois Western roofless box car.