"X" on car doors


Paul Catapano
 

The large white "X" denoted highly explosive ammunition was loaded or to be loaded in these cars, this also made it much easier for saboteurs and 5th columnists to hit the bulls eye with a rifle or gun at extreme ranges. These shots weren't easy to make, when you consider that the trains were moving, so the railroads agreed to add the "X" to make it easier for the enemy.
I sincerely hope this helps.
 
Paul Catapano


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