Re: ADMIN: Re: Re: Freight car distribution

Malcolm Laughlin <mlaughlinnyc@...>

Yes, Jack you are correct and those records for all railroads were forwarded to the car accounting offices. Most of the per diem was a paper exchange, but not all of it.
Not sure what you mean by this. All per diem was netted every month between every pair of railroads and money was exchanged. Except for the extremely inprobable event that two railroads had equla numbers of days of the other's cars for a month.

> Then of course there were the privately owned cars that were due their share as well.
Greg Martin

Privately owned cars were a very different thing. There was nothing analogous to the per diem settlement. Each railroad paid the owner of each car. For per diem, the critical document was the interchange report. For mileage cars the key accounting source document was the wheel report.

Malcolm Laughlin, Editor 617-489-4383
New England Rail Shipper Directories
19 Holden Road, Belmont, MA 02478

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