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Re: [CBQ] CBQ/Milw xing in Aurora

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Subject: Re: [CBQ] CBQ/Milw xing in Aurora
From: "Dan dlgrobe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [CBQ]" <CBQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 12:05:03 -0500
Thanks. Great info and I am passing it along. 


On Jul 4, 2014, at 10:09 PM, "Leo qutlx1@xxxxxxx [CBQ]" <CBQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 

> Dan,
> I'll post,the reply here on the Q group and hope you post it to the J group.
> At Eola in the 60s and 70s (the time I had first hand experience) the typical 
> pattern was as follows.
> Prior to midnight the J would deliver 60 or more cars to the Q/BN upstairs in 
> their yard North of the Q. A Q car inspector  would work the cars. Next 
> morning the west yard day engine would pull the transfer down into west yard 
> one or two and then switch the cars into either west or Nothbound blocks. The 
> vast majority of the cars were loads of steel plates,angles,etc in gons and 
> on flats. There were also loads of tinplate in J box cars.
> All day long the Q east yard jobs would throw mtys and a few loads into 
> either trk 12 or 13. In the evening the J car knocker would inspect the cars. 
> Any bad orders were pulled out by the east yard 4 PM job. Then the J would 
> come down the south leg of their wye and pull the transfer.
> Each and everyday,7 days a week this routine took place.
> Now there is almost nothing except the unit trains.
> Leo Phillipp

Posted by: Dan <dlgrobe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>


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