Re: An in service pix of the C&O waffle iron end boxcar!

Tony Thompson

Fenton Wells wrote:

By the way the Southern Railway used the word monogram and not herald.  I have been corrected more than a few times ;>)

       I vividly remember when I interviewed Earl Hopkins, the retired Chief Mechanical Officer of PFE, and said something in passing about a "herald." He looked blank and said "what?" I soon learned that he had never heard the word applied to railroad cars. On the PFE (and SP too) it was usually "medallion," sometimes "emblem."

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