Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
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Tim and friends,
What I didn't see mentioned in this thread (or missed) is the coding on and below the strip. Did this indicate the make and model of vehicle for which these racks were configured, or was it a pool number which would pretty much amount to the same thing? As models changed, particularly as wheelbases changed, the Evans racks had to be adjusted or modified to fit. I can't read what's on the strip, but the text below it seems to read "16F5".
Garth Groff 🦆
Here is a better view of the white stripe on an SP XMR car
repainted in 1958. This car also has the 'combination' roof
for stowage of the interior automobile rack.
On 11/19/2020 11:04 PM, Guy Wilber via groups.io wrote:
“One of the comments says, The horizontal white
stripe on the door indicates that the car has
automobile-loading racks". Was this "standard" across all
railroads, or just for certain roads? I ask, because not
all of the cars shown have the stripe (for instance SP
The 3” wide white stripe was the original
standard marking for cars equipped with auto loading
devices as adopted by the ARA in 1933. The stripe was to
be applied to the right door, though (early on) many roads
decorated both doors.
door on SP 64210 is obscured by the automobile, but the
stripe is (more than likely) there.