Nathan Beasley's posting has some history.
|Peter Huffman posted|
COER 900181. Ex-BNSF. Latonia, KY 5-27-16Jason Birkner Auto-Max articulated autorack. Designed to haul SUV's.
TJ Cloke COER = Crab Orchard and Egyptian Railway. Located in southern Illinois. Their claim to fame is being the last railroad to operate steam locomotives in common carrier freight service; which lasted until 1986.
[I wonder if COER has become the kind of shortline that can't fit all of its cars on its own tracks because it goes after the per-diem charges. This car design is just a few years old. I wonder why BNSF is dumping them already.]
Judging from some of the signs I saw, they must run training classes for other railroads. But it must also be a legit shortline because I saw a cut of "trash container cars" while I was there.
They still have signs of their steam legacy.