Re: Perishable Waybills: Always Pink?

Guy Wilber

Bob Chaparro wrote:

“One source I reviewed said perishable waybills were pink per the AAR. Was this a requirement or a recommendation?

The pink Perishable Waybill was a recommendation.

“Did this practice pre-date the AAR?”

The use of pink was approved by the Railway Accounting Officers Association In 1921 and the purpose is covered within:

The RAOA, formerly the American Railway Accounting Officers changed their name in September of 1917 (by request of The American Railway Association).  The Association would later be absorbed into The Association of American Railroads in October of 1934.  After that time all forms became AAR “Standard” or “Recommended”.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada 

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