A&Y Dave in MD
On the steam freight car list (STMFC) there is an excel sheet which has the reweigh and repack location shop codes compiled for all US railroads mostly by Richard Hendrickson and primarily based upon an analysis of 1950's era car photographs (mostly). Cars had to be reweighed, and restencilled if certain amounts of change occurred. In early days, this could be every year or so, and the shops reflected in one era may not work for other time periods.
Is there any chance that the SRHA archives has data on the shop locations and codes that the Southern would use for reweigh and repack stencils in any era, but particularly in 1934? I'd be very happy to see that list. I suspect the shop codes changed somewhat over time.
Has such a list already been shared/published and I just missed it? If not, where would such information (accurate by time period) be found?
If no such list or data source exists, here's what the latest STMFC data sheet has for Southern. Anybody have suggestions (please indicate WHEN the info is appropriate if you can):
Richard Hendrickson was a fine historian, but he was not directly interested in the Southern, so I suspect there would be some improvements to be made by this group.
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