Re: How Many chalk Marks????


dehusman <dehusman@...>
 

--- In STMFC@y..., "rwitt_2000" <rmwitt@i...> wrote:
A second question: What is/was the information content of typical
"chalk marks"? I have seen "drop-off" locations: city, industrial
siding, etc. What other information was "chalked" on freight cars?
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The carman's inspection marks. Could be the carman's initials and
date or location. Could be some sort of code or shorthand. Usually
placed over one of the trucks. Whenever a hotbox occurred one of the
first things asked was who's marks were on the car.

Dave H.

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