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Re: PC: P1K X72A boxcar lettering
- Subject: Re: PC: P1K X72A boxcar lettering
- From: DougTblood@xxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 08:00:32 EST
That type of stencilling on cars went the way of the dodo bird with the
widespread usage of computers.
Say you had a customer on the PC that bought large quantity's of sky
hooks from a manufacturer on the EL. Being such a large customer, PC
would assign a group of cars for that service. And when they were empty
on the PC you'd want them headed back to the EL for more skyhooks.
Some years back I was in Pennsylvania and spotted a large group of
Vermont Railway boxcars ( stretched 40ft>50ft PS1's BTW) on a siding.
They had "When Empty return to LV Agent Mahopenny (sic) PA" on
them. Turned out these cars had been leased to Proctor and Gamble
for use shipping Charmin toilet paper and they rarely if ever returned to
Vermont. When I saw them they were off lease but the VTR didn't want
them back so they sat in PA until they were scrapped....
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