Good morning Chris,
The FJ&G served two small cities a few villages with
a full service, meaning to say any type of car in general
service for any particular time period might be found on
the FJ&G. The most common obviously were box cars and
coal hoppers in the hey day years, followed by gondolas,
tanks, flats, B&O auto carriers, reefers, stock cars.
Hides were hauled in low grade XM boxes; glue stock in
equally low grade gondolas. Tanks carried fuel oil,
gasoline and liquefied gases; covered hoppers had been on
the line since their inception carrying cement, then feed
products and later plastics and fertilizer components;
flats carried gas or chemicals in cylinders, lumber,
poles, farm equipment, steel. And so it goes.
The easiest way for you to get this information is the
next time you're coming to St. Albans, plan for a few
hours of non-business time, then give me a call and we can
spend some time reviewing photographs from last 40 years
of FJ&G operation. You'll understand that you can
petty much place any type of freight car you choose in an
FJ&G train. Reporting marks likewise may represent
any railroad or car company. The FJ&G hauled them all
at one time or another in with a frequency fitting the
needs of the areas businesses.
I believe you have or at least have access to my contact
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 19:35:08 -0700
Subject: [FJGRailroad] Industry List with cars
All: I hope you will have
fun tomorrow with your gathering. Too far to
travel for me, I am afraid.
At some point somebody was going to post
their data of what kind of cars the different
industries got. Was that ever done? Will it
If not, is there any chance the group could
pool it's wisdom and create one together?