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Re: PC: P1K X72A boxcar lettering

To:             	penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
Date sent:      	Tue, 29 Dec 1998 08:16:48 -0600
Subject:        	Re: PC: P1K X72A boxcar lettering
From:           	lnrr -AT- juno.com (Walter B Turner)
Send reply to:  	penn-central -AT- smellycat.com

The term for this is car pooling. A pool of cars is created and 
assigned to serve a industry. The number of cars from each railroad 
is divided roughly by the percentage of the business reach railroad 
does from the industry in relation to its share of the line haul.
BN Bob
> Sometimes groups of railroads would purchase cars to use together for one
> industry that used a run on two or more railroads that needed dedicated
> cars. The long, high cube auto parts box cars are an example; all of the
> roads that were used in a parts path would buy cars for the dedicated
> pool in proportion to their mileage used in the route. Quite often cars
> were dedicated to one service because they were either specialized cars
> not suited for other services (such as the auto parts cars), or they were
> cars that couldn't be cleaned well enough after being placed in other
> services (such as cars placed in paper services). If an industry
> generated enough revenue for the railroad they could often demand
> dedicated cars to insure that they had enough empties available.
> Here is the South, the cars I see most often with routing stencils are
> former L&N ACF smoothside hoppers. These cars were usually painted either
> gray or blue. The "big blues" were quite distinctive, with their bright
> yellow lettering, when new but are now quite faded and stained. Some cars
> are CSXT, but quite a few have been sold to private owners.
> Bryan Turner
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