Re: Distinctive Flat Car Toothpicks Timber Load

A&Y Dave in MD


Do you mean on moving trains or on all freight cars, even those parked?   Do you know when that ban happened?


Thursday, May 14, 2020, 1:20:39 PM, you wrote:

A&Y Dave iwrote:

Re: [RealSTMFC] Distinctive Flat Car Toothpicks Timber Load
In the period around the turn of the 20th century, the lack of TV and other media forms led to a lot of that type of banner advertising on the railroads.  I wonder if they were only used for photos, or rolled up and unrolled at various station stops?  I've seen "carload" furniture sale banners, fruit banners, and other goods advertised like this on the sides of steam-only era freight cars.   Modeling something like this in a diorama like scene on a layout would be fun.

    Such banners were disallowed by the ICC early in the 20th century.

Tony Thompson

David Bott

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David Bott, modeling the A&Y in '34

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