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Quick topic. Earlier today Carl O'Connor posted pictures of his new NWP bulkhead flat...I am doing the same on some others as well as some NWP boxcars.
My question is, hypotheticly on my "layout", the North Coast Railroad and black widow era NWP are still an operational Class 2 regional, based off the same operating plans that were used up until the last week of ops.
How realistic would it be for an NWP/NCR to own a fleet of rolling stock? MOW and your basic equipment obviously excluded.
Would they have a need or a want for bulkhead flats or boxcars?
At one point it looks like the NCRA owned a fleet of boxcars:
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How would they be used? What shippers would use them? Would they be interchanged across the nation?
How does this work?