Re: "A" Railroads Base Fleet

Charlie Vlk

These statisical studies of car distribution assume appearance based on proportion of ownership of cars, which in a perfect free interchange environment might be viable and probably are somewhat useful as a starting point.
However, there were favored connections and bias built into the system because of origin of and destinations of certain commodities and other human and economic factors..
Wheel reports, photos of entire trains, or overall photos of yards for the road you are modeling or similar ones in the region you are interested in, in your era, would be more instructive than a mathematical model.... if you can find such documents.
Charlie Vlk

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