Mike Brock <brockm@...>
Jon Miller writes:
Might be a good time for Mike to state whether Way cars, er Cabooses,Alas, the poor caboose. Usually...but not always assigned to the rear of a
train, it has no real home in the various lists. It isn't really a frt car,
nor can it be considered a passenger car [ assuming passengers are not RR
employees ]. I doubt we could really call it part of MOW nor would many
consider it a steam locomotive...although it often burned coal. Some
contemporary modelers probably think it's a diesel [ whatever that is ], but
few real railroaders would conclude that. So, given the fact that it usually
carried way bills for the frt cars in a train [ a cargo of sorts ], I'm
going to allow discussions about cabeese to be included....unless, of
course, there is strong opposition. Yeh, let's include drovers. Can't
imagine them being considered as people...ooops, passengers.
STMFC moderator....when do I get to talk about frt cars?