Re: Distinctive Flat Car Toothpicks Timber Load


A&Y Dave in MD
 

Google can be your friend, but it can take a while to find.

"Rule 8 The placing of advertisements or banners of any kind upon any freight or passenger car or locomotive including permanent stakes which are a part of open top cars is prohibited except

a) Advertisements or banners may be placed thereon for photographic purposes only while such equipment is at rest on private tracks or on service tracks of the railroad and when so placed must be removed prior to movements of the equipment the placement and removal to be by and at the expense of the shipper or consignee

b) Advertisements may be painted upon passenger equipment used in special train movements the expense of painting and removal to be borne by the user This does not prohibit the placing of advertisements or banners on the lading or attaching them to temporary stakes used to secure the lading on open top cars

335 ICC

I'm not sure of the date for this.  Still looking, but this is the language.

source:
https://books.google.com/books?id=smJQ-N89PH8C&pg=PA334&lpg=PA334&dq=Interstate+Commerce+Commission+ICC+rule+railroad+freight+car+banners&source=bl&ots=sV4TuB4e4X&sig=ACfU3U1CpGZeVe8djkjMT_cCFW5Agn-MEw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjulc_d87PpAhXpoHIEHZTsC8gQ6AEwAHoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=Interstate%20Commerce%20Commission%20ICC%20rule%20railroad%20freight%20car%20banners&f=false

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 1:33:21 PM, you wrote:


Tony,

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

Dave

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
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