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Date: 12/03/21 14:50
OK... so which is it?
Author: santafe199

I thought that “AOK” is a real railroad. I’m sure it is. Until I see “AOKX” on a car, which USED to mean a private car-owner with no actual trackage, as I understood it. Maybe I have that wrong. Or maybe my camera made a huge typo, one for the record books! This is really earth-shaking, and might even threaten the structural integrity of the entire universe. I sure hope we can get to the bottom of this dilemma. So we can fix the universe. And I can go back to posting my own, normal tpyos... ;^)

1. AOK 202389.

2. AOKX 202665. These 2 hoppers were in Abilene, KS on January 13, 2021.

Thanks for clearing this matter up! :^)
Lance Garrels
santafe199

Thx for X-ing this matter up! :^) X
Lance Garrels X
santafe199 X



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/04/21 08:13 by santafe199.






Date: 12/03/21 15:24
Re: OK... so which is it?
Author: AZSP

According to Rail Serve, AOK is for Arkansa-Oklahoma RR. The X indicates not a common carrier. Ownership can be private car owners, leasing companies ( maybe the case here) and museums.

Universe Stabilized?

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Date: 12/03/21 15:31
Re: OK... so which is it?
Author: santafe199

AZSP Wrote: > ...  Universe Stabilized?

​Har. Clear as mud, considering you only re-hashed my own, already posted words...



Date: 12/03/21 15:55
Re: OK... so which is it?
Author: PHall

AOKX is for a car leasing company owned by the railroad AOK?
I'm sure there is some financial slight of hand going on here.



Date: 12/03/21 16:20
Re: OK... so which is it?
Author: AZSP

PHall Wrote:
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> AOKX is for a car leasing company owned by the
> railroad AOK?
> I'm sure there is some financial slight of hand
> going on here.

That was my point. Car not owned by AOK railroad, but non RR subsidiary such as Arkansas-Oklahoma Leasing Co.

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Date: 12/03/21 16:59
Re: OK... so which is it?
Author: up833

Based on info on the net, so a "guess" its one of about 15 cars (2016) thats owned by Greenbrier. I think it was covered in Trains. 
RB



Date: 12/04/21 00:39
Re: OK... so which is it?
Author: BigDave

PHall Wrote:
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> I'm sure there is some financial slight of hand
> going on here.

In the world of Railroading? That would NEVER happen! :)
 



Date: 12/04/21 07:44
Re: OK... so which is it?
Author: mopac1978

According to RailInc (maintainers of the reporting mark registry), AOKX is owned by Greenbrier Management Services, LLC.



Date: 12/04/21 09:56
Re: OK... so which is it?
Author: santafe199

up833 Wrote: > ...  owned by Greenbrier ...

I kind of expected the answer to be something like this. Even though the slightly different reporting marks seem like they had to be related because of the obvious visual similarities. Thanks for all the replies...

Lance/199



Date: 12/04/21 11:42
Re: OK... so which is it?
Author: PHall

Who owns AOK?



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