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Wow has it really been 3+ years since my last blog entry?! Sorry about that. The reality is I kinda lost my modeling mojo along with "life" getting in the way. The LAJ still exists though!
I've settled on my modern waybill template (simulating a simplified computer print out of the waybill), so thought I share some examples.
The format for the bill is (top to bottom):
-Originating railroad who created the bill with the ACI code (readily available via ORER's, etc)
-A note that is a copy of the freight waybill with timestamp (I have this field continuously updated in Excel via a formula; one could also put a datestamp but I didn't want to do that
-Reporting marks, car number, AAR car type, length, capacity
-Shipper & city on the right
-Consignee and full address
-STCC code, "c/l" (carload) of borax with other information to make the bill look a little more prototypical, or as I like to call TMI (too much info), LOL.
ATSF 303036, a PS-2 4427cuft covered hopper loaded with borax for Dial Corporation. Plant receives both borax and salt for making soaps.
GATX 24947 is a Tangent GATC 8,000-gallon acid tank car, loaded with a degreasing agent for Emery Chemicals; an example of a Hazardous Materials bill. The Emery plant (modeled via online staging) makes various fatty acids and alcohols.
MNCX 1005 is an Atlas corn syrup car, now empty headed back to the plant in Minnesota. The Vons bakery (big grocery chain in LA), is the grocers Central Baking facility for all of their stores in the area.
Last, here is a MDW FMC plug door box car (ExactRail) loaded with fibreboard for the PCA plant on the LAJ, which is a rather large plant making cardboard boxes and the like.
Happy to share my templates with you as well, you will find a few other things in my Dropbox folder. Make sure you have the Dot Matrix font installed to give these the look!
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