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GATX Tank Cars in the Frt Conductors Book


Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

Here is a compilation of the 41 GATX tank cars found in the 35 trains in Fraley's Frt Conductor train Book:

I am troubled by the destination codes...particularly for eastbounds. When a number is given...like "3", and it represents a yard track...where might it be?

Other comments: Locomotives covered the distance from Laramie to Rawlins without change [ 117 miles ]. Engines were almost exclusively class 4000 [ Big Boys ] or 3900 Challengers. Everyone's friend, 3985, pulled the train on 4-5-49. The only exception to the 4000s and 3900s was a 3 unit diesel on the last train listed. Conductor Fraley, probably a gentleman of taste, likely retired thereafter.
Car Number Direction Contents Destination Date

MT= empty, EB =eastbound, WB=westbound, KC=Kansas City, numbers 0-4 may be track numbers somewhere.

36971 WB MT ? 3-6-49

991 WB MT SP-1 3-6-49

91536 EB Wine 0 3-7-49

1198 EB Wine 0 3-7-49

1023 EB Wine 0 3-7-49

915 EB Wine 3 3-9-49

66311 EB Wine 0 3-9-49

1199 EB Wine 0 3-9-49

33525 EB Wine 0 3-9-49

65669 WB MT POCATELLO 3-11-49

65584 EB MT KC 3-18-49

65645 EB MT KC 3-18-49

4365 EB MT KC 3-18-49

28548 EB MT KC 3-18-49

15178 WB OIL Track 6 at Ogden 3-19-49

25776 WB OIL Green River 3-19-49

50442 WB OIL " " 3-19-49

20257 WB OIL Track 1 at Ogden 4-3-49

5196 EB ? KC 4-3-49 Different train from above

90008 WB MT Track 4 at Ogden 4-7-49

11955 EB MT KC 4-7-49 Different train from above

65584 EB MT KC Note, EB on 4-7-49, EB on 3-18-49

33340 EB WINE 0 4-9-49

33844 EB Wine 0 4-9-49

33514 EB Wine KC 4-9-49

62500 EB Wine 0 4-9-49

50962 EB Oil 3 4-9-49

2220 EB MT 0 4-9-49

3589 EB MT KC 4-14-49

67177 WB MT SP-1 4-15-49

61816 EB ASPHALT 0 4-16-49

407 EB MT SP-1 4-17-49

Now here we have a problem...or a curiosity. Would there be an SP-1 track somewhere in the east? This is definitely an eastbound train.

4492 EB Oil 4 4-17-49

33873 EB Wine 0 "

441 EB Wine 0 "

65741 EB Wine KC "

1187 EB Wine 0 "

906 EB Wine 0 "

65614 EB MT KC "

19324 EB MT KC 4-20-49

3646 EB MT KC "

68923 WB Syrup LA-4 4-21-49

Mike Brock