Re: white lines on boxcar doors and other markings

Guy Wilber

Ian wrote:

"This will depend on the ORER being referenced, as this extra material only appeared in certain eras."

My reference was to the (Scott's) 1965 ORER. Bulletin 28 was originally issued in 1939 reflecting the new markings for auto cars adopted that year. It was issued as a separate document until it first appeared in the January, 1945 issue of the ORER.

For Evans Auto~Loader and NYC loader markings from 1933 thru mid 1939 the standards were printed within the ARA & AAR manuals and consisted of nine different door markings in addition to the 3" white door stripe, thus the simplifications of 1939.


Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada

Join to automatically receive all group messages.