Re: Freight Conductor's Train Book

Russ Strodtz <sheridan@...>


The issue about the 31317? Look over the messages from
the last week. The GN 31000-31300 series thread. It would
have been a little plainer if it had been 31000-31499 which
is the full 500 car series.

Thought it was a strange coincidence that you should come
up with a UP list that included one of these 500 cars when
you consider the size of the U.S. 40ft box car inventory
at that time. In 1945 there were 494 cars in that series
in service.


----- Original Message -----
From: finkfam98055
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, 06 May, 2007 17:05
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Freight Conductor's Train Book

You're right about the BREX. Closer inspection of the entry
indicates that the car number is 74782.

FGEX 108999 had too many 9's (10899).

Your suggestion for URTX instead of URTS is correct.

The conductor wrote UP as the reporting mark on X1451 car 60,
and the
remaining 10 cars were completely blank in the reporting mark
column. I agree that they are very likely PFE, and since the
numbers appear to be valid PFE numbers, I'll change them.

I'll update the file tonight (Sunday).

You make a good point that the uninformed should recognize that
car order of the list is from rear, forward.

Remind me, what was the issue with GN 31317 class?


--- In STMFC@..., "Russ Strodtz" <sheridan@...>
> Larry,
> Thanks for the info. On CB&Q wheel reports were from the
> rear end but setout lists were supposed to be from the
> head end. Conductors had to do a lot of writing.
> My observations:
> X3569: Line 18 BREX 24782 is a bad number. Might be ART
> or SFRD but not BREX. Think the WFEX behind is has been
> mentioned by someone else. MDT 41825 would certainly be
> a relic. FGEX 108999? Either wrong initials or an extra
> number, probably a PFE car.
> X1451: Line 28 "URTS" should be "URTX". Line 36 GN 31317,
> think those cars have been discussed enough! Lines 60 thru
> 70 are questionable. Must be mostly PFE's.
> Russ

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