[Non-DoD Source] Re: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] REDEMPTION
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
Very interesting, Steve!
I wonder why the big difference between those years. Just randomness?
The presence of two 65’ gons is telling. PRR tended to jealously guard these cars to serve the structural steel trade.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve SANDIFER
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 11:43 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] REDEMPTION
Going through 2 Conductor’s Records books (1300 cars each) from the ATSF, Mid Kansas
1923: 5 PRR Box cars
11 PRR gondolas
1930: 9 PRR Box cars
1 PRR Autobox
2 PRR 65’ steel drop end gondolas.
So that is about 1 PRR in 100 cars in those locations.
J. Stephen Sandifer
George, any chance of sharing this as a true “attachment” so it could be opened at a size where it’s legible?
Bruce is certainly correct! The PRR had 227,881 freight cars service in 1942 (see attached for all railroads from the SRHA archives), no other road comes close. PRR cars would have been everywhere.