Re: Photo: SLSF Hopper 91062


Steve and Barb Hile
 

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.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Benjamin Hom
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SLSF Hopper 91062

 

Bob Chaparro wrote:
https://digitalcollections.missouristate.edu/digital/collection/FriscoLab/id/2/rec/268 
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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