Re: NYC box car that went far...
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
Maybe I'm not getting this exactly right, and I wish Terry Link would tell ustoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
a more complete story, but I'd always been under the impression that many NYC
cars in Canada were due to the use of CASO to enter markets more easily
accessed by that route. I had also been led to understand that CASO was
"obtained" by the NYC for that exact reason. One example I had heard was the
routing of auto parts traffic from NY State and N.E. through so. Ontario via
the CASO to assembly plants in Michigan. There were also auto plants (GM at
a minimum) in Canada that routed traffic both directions. The PRR did not
have any such operation, but photos show decent numbers of Canadian cars on
PRR rails due to the large number of newspapers and other paper users (like
box plants) and lumber distributors served by the PRR.
The actual distribution of cars, which is a frequent topic on this list, may
be somewhat statistically distributed, but the presence of larger than
expected numbers of certain roads' cars on foreign rails is a whole other
subject ripe for detailed study.
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Tim
Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] NYC box car that went far...
Wasn't CASO affiliated with the NYC? Could the car have been loaded on CASO
rails in Ontario?
At 10/29/2009 11:18 PM Thursday, you wrote:
On the CN main line in Houston, BC, summer 1950.--"steve l" <stevelucas3@... <mailto:stevelucas3%40yahoo.ca> >