locked Re: Southern box car preference, circa 1918

John Stewart

Thanks for sending this along the “wire” Ike




John R Stewart






From: main@SouthernRailway.groups.io [mailto:main@SouthernRailway.groups.io] On Behalf Of George Eichelberger
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:23 AM
To: main@southernrailway.groups.io
Subject: [SouthernRailway] Southern box car preference, circa 1918


I mentioned in an earlier post that the Southern was not particularly interested in obtaining 50-Ton USRA box cars. Here (attached) is a 9-20-1918 memo to SR President Fairfax Harrison explaining why 30-T capy box cars are more suited to Southern’s territory and traffic base. Note that in 1918, “The South” was still an agrarian economy with not much heavy manufacturing. The memo is as much about the Southern’s business environment as it was about box car design.


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