To All: Since the release by Intermountain of the 50 ft. PS1 rebuild of the 444000 class boxcar built with the specially coated interior for tire service (see photo and caption on page 64 of Molo's Frisco-Katy Color Guide), I have had a discussion with a couple of fellow Frisco modelers on the possible movements of these cars across the system. The caption says that the belief at the time was that their main loading points were the B.F. Goodrich plant in Miami, OK and the Goodyear plant in Lawton, OK. I believe that the way the tire business operated there were central supply warehouses in larger cities and individual retailers would be able to get what they needed there. In other words a distributor network of sorts. Having said that, I would like to start a discussion if possible of possible movements to various locations across the system. As an example, living here in Wichita a possible scenario would have been to load the tires at Lawton, move them online through Tulsa towards Ft. Scott and switch them off at Columbus, KS putting them on the train to Wichita. In Wichita they would be interchanged to the railroad that served the Goodyear distributor. If anyone has any scenarios or modifications to my thoughts, please feel free to add input. Also, if anyone knows where these distributors were in their specific towns, please post.