Follow-up to earler message. The same B&O book had some data on the
Ravenna Ordnance Center indicating that the traffic was split evenly
between B&O, PRR, and Erie with the following carloads per month
(probably August)in 1951. B&O, 139 outbound and 62 inbound; PRR,
104 outbound and 88 inbound; and Erie 147 outbound and 43 inbound.
Outbound revenue in August 1951 was four times the revenue in August
of 1950, probably a reflection of the needs in Korea. No indicatin
of the types of cars handled.
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "boyds1949" <E27ca@...> wrote:
years ago and you could see abandoned buildings with the type of1939
orlocal1940, I believe. The Wabash, B&O, NKP and maybe the GTW servicedthislocation. I say maybe, because a connection is shown but a Wabashand
themight enter the Depot. My conductor friend recalls the ordnance
WabashWabash picked up during this time period going east by way ofDetroitand Canada. (The Kingsbury Ordnance Depot was located on the
4ththeDistrict between Montpelier, Ohio and Chicago.) I don't recall
frontexact safety measure now but he told me that trains were requiredtohave the ordnance cars x number of cars behind the loco or in
ofthe caboose. But this was not always possible with the local.