Re: Tank Car Placard Locations
Steve and Barb Hile
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Blow up the photo and look at the end car of the string to the right. It is UTLX 5722 from the same series of cars. It now has the end safety placard hung from the running board to the right of the couple/center line.
Dave Parker and I had a good discussion of safety placards as I was completing the UTLX book and there is a segment near the end of the book discussing them. (Shameless plug: the book is still available from Speedwitch!) :>)
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2020 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Tank Car Placard Locations
And on closer examination, UTLX 5274's current placard is pasted onto the tank on not on a placard board, as I had thought.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Dave Parker via groups.io <spottab@...>
This photo dates to a time (1920) where the requirement for placard holds on tank cars was just being phased in. Prior, just about anything would do, including pasting a paper placard directly onto the tank as seen here.