Re: automobile boxcars

Guy Wilber


You are most welcome, but I jumped the gun...follows is the correct date and information from an earlier post.

The ARA adopted the white stripe as an indicator for cars equipped with permanent auto racks on May 3, 1934. As originally adopted Note 13 to Figure 1 of the Manual read: Note 13-- For automobile boxcars, equipped with automobile loading racks, a 3-inch white stripe is to be painted on the right hand door, facing side of cars, extending full width of door, approximately 3 feet above the floor line and, immediately above this stripe the words, "Auto Rack" are to be stenciled in white letters 2 inches high; this marking to be applied to both sides of car. 


Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada

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