[Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] "Dedicated" freight car service
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
Thank you for all your great input on this subject! It added greatly to my knowledge of how diverse all these services were.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:52 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] "Dedicated" freight car service
Though what I noticed was beyond our period, I remember that some WP 50' DD PS-1 (which were delivered within our period) ended their days carrying spent automobile batteries out of West Sacramento on the Sacramento Northern. The cars were
marked "Lead Battery Loading Only" or some such wording. The cars were contaminated, much like a cars in hide or fish service, and were probably scrapped soon thereafter. The several cars I saw were 50', which might be odd for such service, but not if the
management was trying to squeeze a few more bucks out of cars that were already destined for scrap.
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