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Re: PC: CSX vs. CSXT

Not all reporting marks are 4 letters long. Some are longer like NYO&W,
CRI&P, CM&StP, CSS&SB and more
-----Original Message-----
From: <kurtrain -AT- erols.com>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Date: Monday, March 15, 1999 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: PC: CSX vs. CSXT

>> CSX is not a reporting mark, although it is the name of the railroad.
>> Their reporting mark is CSXT.
>According to the interchange rules, a railroad's reporting marks can be
>anything it wants, up to 4 characters but it can't end in "X." Any none
>railroad company that has cars in interchange service must have a
>reporting mark that ends in "X."
>CSX couldn't use just CSX as a reporting mark, since they are a
>railroad. Hence the "T" was added to the end, with the lame excuse that
>it stood for Transportation. (Bah Humbug).
>Kurt Thompson

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