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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Consist - Mixed
Name Mixed Freight Consist, North America, Early
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Consist
Variety Mixed
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era I: Early Steam (1835 - 1900)


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History: A mixed freight train is a train that hauls a variety of different freight cars or wagons. A mixed freight depends on the locale and industries. The train will be carrying cars to be brought to a yard where a local will bring them to the various industries. The location determines the industries, and the industries determine the cars.

Which cars are in which trains is determined by the waybills they are assigned - which is close to a totally random process. For example, through freights simply run from up staging to down staging and back, stopping long enough to trade out 30 percent of their cars and change from steam to motor (catenary) or vice-versa. Thus freights will have a variety of cars, changing each time they pass through a switching yard.

Railroad/Company: This set of items is comprised of more than one name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames and/or manufacturers.


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Item created by: gdm on 2018-06-04 08:44:57

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