Re: Photo: Boxcar Door Stenciling (Circa 1943)


Benjamin Hom
 

Bob Chaparro asked:
"Photo: Boxcar Door Stenciling (Circa 1943)

A photo from the Detroit Public Library:

https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A257918

Click and hold to enlarge photo.

The door is stenciled "9-5", "10-6" and "8-E".

Translation?"

Note that the car is a Pere Marquette automobile boxcar and has the stripe indicating that it's equipped with an Evans Auto Rack. "9-5" indicates IH with the racks stowed; "10-6" indicates IH with the racks deployed, and "8-E" indicates the specific type of rack.


Ben Hom

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