Re: Speaking of private car rosters
Dave Nelson asks:
As it appears it was a smart move to form all of the reefer and tank carDave, I think the specialized nature of tank car and reefer traffic had
inhibited railroads from wanting to own very big fleets, so private owners
tended to do the job, and got the attractive boost of the mileage payments
instead of per diem. But this didn't and doesn't apply to "plain jane coal
hoppers" or most any other car type.
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