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P&W railroad cars...

Postby FLRailFan1 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:25 pm

I am wondering if P&W have freight cars...I was at a railroad crossing and I saw a railroad box car with WRWK as the reporting mark. I believe it's the reporting mark of the Warwick Railroad, which was brought by the P&W. Do they have boxcars, or is it another road reporting Mark?

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Re: P&W railroad cars...

Postby jwhite07 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:17 pm

Yes, Providence and Worcester owns and and still actively assigns WRWK reporting marks to freight cars, including boxcars and many other types of cars. No idea what the criteria is regarding the choice of PW vs. WRWK reporting mark assignments; both are used, likely determined by some sort of legal or tax reasoning.
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Re: P&W railroad cars...

Postby BandA » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:38 am

what does wrwk stand for?
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Re: P&W railroad cars...

Postby jwhite07 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:15 am

As referenced above, Warwick Railroad. It is a subsidiary of P&W.
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Re: P&W railroad cars...

Postby BandA » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:09 pm

oh yeah, I see it now. Oops
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Re: P&W railroad cars...

Postby YamaOfParadise » Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:21 pm

From what I can tell, P&W uses WRWK to designate its free-runner cars. Besides from whatever organizational benefits of keeping track of which is what and off of P&W's books directly, the big reason for this is most likely because WRWK is still a Class III railroad on paper, which (I believe) nets a higher per diem rate than if they were under the P&W mark (Class II).

There's a couple hundred of WRWK cars, at least based on the roster at rrpicturearchives.
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Re: P&W railroad cars...

Postby fogg1703 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:37 am

WRWK reporting marks are used in the GATX railcar lease fleet under an agreement after GATX bought stake in the PW.
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