Re: 100 car roster of foreign road boxcars


water.kresse@...
 

Does CO = C&O? I have few C&O FC pix fron North Carolina.

Al Kresse

-------------- Original message --------------
From: "Dave Nelson" <Lake_Muskoka@...>
Posted w/o intending to start another distribution discussion.

I came across a spreadsheet in my files comparing data from the US roster of
boxcars to a sighting sample. I recognized it was from the Southern Rwy
wheel reports I have, dated in 1950, recorded in North Carolina. I'm not
sure at this date what exactly went into the various sums that formed the
basis for calculating percentages (CN, CP, and SOU had been removed as
should be expected) so I cannot vouch for it being completely accurate. At
any rate there was something there that might still be of interest / use to
someone else, and that was the set of numbers seen below. Simply put, it's
the expected vs. sighted boxcars reduced to the proverbial 100 car roster of
foreign road boxcars. The original sample was 1046 cars.

As you can see from the numbers, there are differences from the expected...
But IMO, on the whole, (1) the data argues for a very broad list of road
names and (2) there is a very distinct pattern here that can be put to use
as you see fit.

As for what to do with the variations -- when the expected is 1 and the
sighting is 2, or vice versa -- If that's a great affront, one can fix it in
the next operating session.

FWIW, enjoy.

Dave Nelson
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Road.....Expected....Sighted
..........100 Car....100 Car
...........Roster.....Roster

CN....................
PRR..........10..........10
NYC..........10..........9
CP....................
ATSF.........5..........5
MILW.........5..........3
BO...........4..........4
SP...........4..........3
SOU....................
UP...........4..........4
CNW..........3..........5
GN...........3..........2
CBQ..........3..........4
IC...........3..........3
NP...........3..........3
RI...........3..........3
MP...........3..........2
CO...........2..........3
SLSF.........2..........2
ERIE.........2..........3
LN...........2..........4
WAB..........2..........1
ACL..........2..........2
SAL..........1..........2
NW...........1..........2
SOO..........1..........1
NKP..........1..........2
GTW..........1..........1
DLW..........1..........1
RDG..........1..........1
TNO..........1..........1
PM...........1..........2
GMO..........1..........1
NH...........1..........0
LV...........1..........0
MKT..........1..........1
DRGW.........1..........1
TP...... ....1..........1
PLE..........1..........0
SSW..........1..........1
CGW..........1..........0
NCSL.........1..........0
CMO..........1..........0
MEC..........0..........1
CG...........0..........1
KCS..........0..........0
BM...........0..........1
IGN..........0..........0
WLE..........0..........1
DTI..........0..........0
DH...........0..........0
MSL..........0..........0
WM...........0..........0
BAR..........0..........0
WP...........0..........0
CNJ..........0..........0
CRP..........0..........0
EJE..........0..........0
GA...........0..........0
ITC..........0..........0
CEI..........0..........0
CIL..........0..........0
BA...........0..........0
BLE..........0..........0
FWD..........0..........0
IHB..........0..........0
NS...........0..........0
CV...........0..........0
LNE..........0..........0
CRR..........0..........0
CWC..........0..........0
PE...........0..........0
CIM..........0..........0
MI...........0..........0
FEC..........0..........0
RFP..........0..........0
VGN..........0..........0
ELS..........0..........0
HC...........0..........0
WA...........0..........0

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