Re: a little help from the ACL experts

Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...>

On Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 06:29 AM, Benjamin Hom wrote:
In this case, Bob Hundman ran a set of lettering diagrams with his USRA DS boxcar drawings in an early issue of Mainline Modeler...
Far, far in antiquity, before Photoshop, before scanners, heck, before digital imaging altogether good art for railroad heralds (logos, monograms) was really, really hard to come by. There was a printed sheet, much prized by decal makers and the like, that reproduced two or three dozen assorted railroad monograms put out by the AAR in some of their promotional literature. It was practically "camera ready art" as was the term in those days. The only problem was, they weren't the heralds used on the cars, but rather "cuts" of the art used on time tables. Some of them were quite close to the stencils used on various company's cars, while others were totally different. I recognize that ACL herald from that sheet, also ACL public time tables from the sixties.

Dennis Storzek

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