Re: Reporting marks
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According to many emails over the years, the lines were recommended only during
the period 1908 to 1910, but the practice continued for many years afterwards.
In fact, reporting marks in the form of initials have never been compulsory on
the sides of the cars (per Guy Wilber email).
Richard Hendrickson noted a few days ago that GATX discontinued the 1" bars
above and below their reporting marks in 1945.
In what year did railroads stop putting lines above and below freight car reporting marks?