[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.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve SANDIFER
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 11:43 PM
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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

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io
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George, any chance of sharing this as a true “attachment” so it could be opened at a size where it’s legible?

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of George Eichelberger
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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.

 

Ike