DS/SS split 1945 B&O, SP


laramielarry <ostresh@...>
 

Hi Folks

Here are the DS/SS/Steel splits, 1945, and 1950, for box and auto
cars in interchange service on the B&O and SP.

B&O:

January 1945
B&O_____%____Number
DS_____28.6%____8,988
SS_____1.6%____490
Steel_____69.8%____21,941
Known_____99.9%____31,419
Unknown_____0.1%____20
Total_____100.0%____31,439

July 1950
B&O_____%____Number
DS_____8.6%____2,437
SS_____1.6%____448
Steel_____89.8%____25,374
Known_____100.0%____28,259
Unknown_____0.0%____1
Total_____100.0%____28,260

The B&O tables exclude 26 SS "box" cars, class LO, that are not
included in the ORER recapitulation. Two steel box cars (in 1945),
class XT, are excluded for the same reason.

The B&O reduced its DS fleet by more than 6,500 cars; even so, DS
cars far outnumbered SS cars in both years. The steel fleet
increased by over 3,400 cars; overall there was a decline of 3,177
box and auto cars.


SP:

January 1945
SP_____%____Number
DS_____1.5%____373
SS_____48.6%____11,847
Steel_____49.7%____12,135
Known_____99.8%____24,355
Unknown_____0.2%____45
Total_____100.0%____24,400

July 1950
SP_____%____Number
DS_____0.6%____165
SS_____26.4%____7,162
Steel_____73.0%____19,845
Known_____100.0%____27,172
Unknown_____0.0%____1
Total_____100.0%____27,173

The SP tables exclude 4 SS class XT boxcars not included in the ORER
recapitulation (3 in 1950).

The SP trimmed its meager DS fleet by 56% and its SS fleet by 40%;
steel grew by a whopping 7,710 cars. While there were almost as many
SS cars as steel in 1945, by 1950 nearly three fourths of the fleet
was steel. Overall, the fleet of box and auto cars grew by 2,773
cars.

Best wishes,
Larry Ostresh
Laramie, Wyoming

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