Re: Photo: SLSF Hopper 91062

Benjamin Hom

Bob Chaparro wrote: 
Stencil says car repaired in November 1952."

NO, IT DOES NOT.  It indicated that the car was REWEIGHED in November 1952.  There might have been repairs to trigger reweighing, but meeting periodic requirements is just as likely.

That date remains one of the most misunderstood elements of freight car lettering, and many enthusiasts can't seem to get it right.

Ben Hom

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