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Re: PC: CSX vs. CSXT

Some are shorter, like CR, LV, RDG, EL, PC, B&O, C&O, CNJ, ETC.. err Et
Cetera, *grins*

Bill K.

> From: NEW HAVEN U25B <ERIE-LACKAWANNA -AT- prodigy.net>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: CSX vs. CSXT
> Date: Monday, March 15, 1999 9:51 PM
> 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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