Re: Ratios of Home Road vs. Foreign Roads

Dave & Libby Nelson <muskoka@...>


You still have these? It is exactly the type of data I already transcribe
to ascii for further analysis. I'd be very keen on getting one (actually,
I've already got a B&O jumbo from Wheeling WV, but something outside the
coal belt would be another very interesting view).

Dave Nelson

-----Original Message-----
From: T. C. Madden [mailto:tgmadden@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 7:28 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] RE: Re: Ratios of Home Road vs. Foreign Roads

Most of you know that I'm totally involved with the compilation of Pullman
data, almost to the exclusion of all else. But I do have a set of three
freight logs that I'll never have time to analyze, so I'm willing to pass
them on to someone on this list who's interested enough to actually _do_
something with them.

They are: three Santa Fe "Record of Freight Trains and Cars Through
Terminals" ledgers, completely filled out, from 1951, 1952 and 1953. The
covers are scorched, so someone obviously rescued them from a
fire. Richard
and I sat here in my studio one night and made a bit of sense of them, and
they seemed to cover transfer runs in the Joplin, MO area between
the Santa
Fe and the KCS, if I recall correctly. Listed are train number, date,
conductor's name, and for every car, the car number, owning road, lading,
origin, and destination. Everything is handwritten, so it will take some
effort to decipher it all, but it can be done.

I don't want anything for them except the promise that the
recipient will do
his best to extract the data from them. Please contact me
off-list if you're
seriously interested.

Tom Madden


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