Re: Box Cars In Grain Service

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Jeff Aley wrote:
I've thought about this, and I'm still not sure if you're joking. On the one hand, I have to remember that railroading (and everything else) was VERY labor-intensive during the steam-era.
As a couple of people have told us, in the real grain rush no one was inspecting, they were too busy setting empties to the elevators. But sure, for many things clerks DID just look in the car (or have a carman do it).

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