Re: Train of boxcars in 2006
Author: phot
Date: 06-01-2024 - 09:13

Maybe the uniform fleet of boxcars in the photo was for a major shipper like Pabst or a paper industry. Just speculating.

john Wrote:
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> phot post Wrote:
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> > Solid train of Boxcars? I don't see that today.
>
>
> The fleet of boxcars has dwindeled since the
> 1950's from 900 thousand to less than 100 thousand
> boxcars today. I suspect most boxcars loads today
> either originate or terminate on shortlines. The
> time and cost of spotting a boxcar goes against
> the PSR scheme. The class 1's have removed
> thousands of spurs serving industries , closed
> yards,and retired switch engines since this photo
> was taken.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Train of boxcars in 2006 phot post 05-30-2024 - 19:25
  Re: Train of boxcars in 2006 R.A. Phillips 05-31-2024 - 04:49
  Re: Train of boxcars in 2006 john 06-01-2024 - 08:37
  Re: Train of boxcars in 2006 phot 06-01-2024 - 09:13
  Re: Train of boxcars in 2006 sklinck1 06-01-2024 - 16:53
  Re: Train of boxcars in 2006-This data chart might help explain things.... BOB2 06-02-2024 - 08:17
  Re: Train of boxcars in 2006-This data chart might help explain things.... Lite Brite 06-02-2024 - 16:32


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