Re: "X" Markings On Boxcars?


John Barry
 

Bob,

If I am recalling correctly, that X on the door denoted explosives, at least during WWII.  
 
John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736



From: "thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, June 5, 2016 5:35 PM
Subject: [STMFC] "X" Markings On Boxcars?

 
These are links to three Jack Delano images from the Library of Congress collection that were published on Shorpy.
 
 
 
 
In the background off to the left in each image are boxcars with large Xs on them. What do the X markings on the boxcars represent?
 
Thanks.
 
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


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