Re: Milw stock car


As I understand it, railroads had to provide two single deck or one double deck for the same price for 'small' animals like hogs and sheep. This was to prevent railroads from doubling the price. I have numerous records of sheep in single deck cars.

J. Stephen (Steve) Sandifer
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----- Original Message -----
From: rockroll50401
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 3:43 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Milw stock car

Yeah thanks Lester. For asking that question. Now I have to try to get a hold of Andy Carlson to buy three pair of trucks for my Milw stock cars!

Seems I made a serious mistake when I told the Monday Night Ops crew that hogs and sheep were hauled in double deck stock cars...'usually'.

I have three Westerfield Milw stock cars with single decks. Every ops the guys working the Decker job are pointing out that "these single deck cars say they have hogs in them. That can't be right!" Last session they accidently spotted one with hogs at the cattle pens.

So to save on confusion for them and to get them off you behind I ordered the double deck doors and a set of decals to renumber them. Might as well change the trucks while I'm at it....
Clark Propst

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