Re: Interesting Waybill Sticker

Richard Townsend

It is from sometime between 1900 and 1910, since it has a place for filling in the date that starts "190__".

I think a series of these placards would make a great decal sheet. I have one for a reefer: "HEATED CAR." The "TIME FREIGHT" one, a "RED BALL FREIGHT" and another one, printed in black on a bright orange background, that says "PENALTY" which I believe means the car needs to get home quickly. My favorites are for stock cars: "EXPOSED SHEEP FOR SLAUGHTER," "SCABBY SHEEP - CLEAN AND DISINFECT THIS CAR," AND "UNINSPECTED CLEAN CATTLE." Except for the "scabby sheep" one, which seems to be a USDA placard, all the others in my collection are standard forms from the C&S. I'll bet there are many other examples out there, including our old friend, "DO NOT HUMP" (I had one of those in high school but my mother took offense to it and it went away).

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Hostetler <cesicjh@...>
Sent: Fri, May 11, 2012 7:23 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Interesting Waybill Sticker

--- In STMFC@..., richtownsend@... wrote:

I have a similar placard from the Colorado & Southern with similar reporting instructions, in big letters saying "TIME FREIGHT."

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon

Hi Richard,

Can you tell about what year that might be from? I wonder if the placards and the waybill stickers came in pairs?


Charles Hostetler

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