Re: Box Cars In Grain Service

jaley <jaley@...>

On Aug 11, 7:47pm, Chet French wrote:
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Box Cars In Grain Service
--- In STMFC@..., "Bob Chaparro" <thecitrusbelt@...> wrote:

As these cars traveled with their doors shut, was there (typically)
temporary markings to identify these cars that one could look for in
Usually a clerk or carman would inspect the mty cars and tag them to
show what class loading the cars was suitable for. Often it would also
be noted on switch lists as "OK grain", or "OK class A loading, or OK
brick ldg", or "clean out".

When you say, "tag them", do you mean w/ a chalk marking, or would
they staple something to the tack board? Richard Hendrickson has educated
us that loaded cars should have a route card; should my clean EMPTY box
cars (in Kansas grain territory) also have something on the tack board?



Jeff Aley jaley@...
DPG Chipsets Product Engineering
Intel Corporation, Folsom, CA
(916) 356-3533

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