Re: car condition on 31 August 57

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Schuyler Larrabee wrote:
On the erielack list, a consist was posted for train 11 on that date, as follows:
Train 12 (Marion to Youngstown)
1140 (Passenger Baldwin)
CNW 7870 and SP 102117 (Stock cars for cattle pick-up at Galion from NYC)
This is a mid-summer, non-holiday consist. I can't find any listing for stock cars with those
numbers in my ORER, so I don't know what they are.
In this consist, they are listed as "Stock cars." Any thoughts about how to interpret this? It IS a second-hand document that's quoted.
Neither one of them WAS a stock car in the livestock sense, then or later. They may have meant some other kind of stock, e.g. merchandise. But those ain't what we call stock cars.

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