Re: Another means of adding chalk markings


Douglas Harding
 

A quick search for “railroad chalk” will produce a number of hits, with different brands and types. Many of them related to the building trades, as the 1” chalk is still used to mark lumber and building supplies.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy Cich
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The document I attached gave instructions for inspectors to mark cars with a crayon. I am wondering if “crayon” is another term for railroad chalk.

 

Andy Cich

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Douglas Harding
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The chalk was a 1” stick, so the markings could be seen at a distance. Railroad chalk is still sold and used in a number of commercial applications.

http://cspforestry.com/products/dixon-railroad-chalk-72-chalk-sticks.html

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy Cich
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The attached image is a page from a Pennsylvania Railroad Chicago Switching District instruction manual dated January 1, 1952,

 

Would the marks described be visible as “chalk marks”? Or would the described marks be too small to see on a model?

 

 

Andy Cich

 

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