Re: Destination Cards

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

mike brock wrote:
The video Omaha Rail Metropolis On the Plains shows "Destination Cards" in use by the UP.
If one consults a number of Cyc drawings, one finds that the item in question is sometimes called a "Route Card Board," sometimes a "Destination Card Board," and sometimes just a "Placard Board," which case it has the same name as the bigger one on the car side.
If one then turns to the text definitions in the front, now for 1953, there is no entry for "Destination Card Board," and under "Route Card Board," it says "See Placard Board." And under "Placard Board" it says "See AAR Manual."
My conclusion is that there was not an established single name for this appliance. I do know that SP drawings typically called it a "Routing Card Board" or simply a "Routing Board."

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