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Re: PC: CSX vs. CSXT

Some pre-Chessie cars were lettered CSSSB the the SB dropped by Chessie
obvioisly because CSSSB would not fit on the cab of then then new GP38's.
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Kasrich <n9vt -AT- comteck.com>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 1999 8:49 AM
Subject: 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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