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Re: PC: CSX vs. CSXT

Aren't these road names?  I know that the South Shore uses CSS on it's
freight cars for reporting marks.

At 09:51 PM 3/15/99 -0500, you wrote:
>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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