Re: Photo: SLSF Hopper 91062
Steve and Barb Hile
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You are both right. There is a small stencil just to the right of the reweigh date that says it was also repaired in 11-52. The bearings were repacked at that same time and, obviously, the car has been recently painted.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Benjamin Hom
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SLSF Hopper 91062
Bob Chaparro wrote:
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.