Re: reweigh data

Gene <bierglaeser@...>

Most extant M&StL car cards show reweighs by giving weight, month and year and railroad but not shop location or symbol. Darn! Almost useful information. My memory of the cards is that most, if not all, had at least one reweigh on another road.

Gene Green

--- In STMFC@..., Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

Dennis Storzek wrote:
I might also point out that there is no reason why a car should get
it's periodic re-weigh on the home road; many did, but many did not.
This is an interesting point, Dennis. I've routinely looked at
freight car photos with this subject in mind (among lots of others of
course), and I have the IMPRESSION that the considerable majority of
reweigh symbols ARE on the home roads of cars. Has anyone done this
more systematically, or actually acquired statistics on the point? My
own decaling practice is to use almost all home road reweighs, but
I'll certainly change if there is specific evidence to the contrary.

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