Re: ACL Freight Car Color

Tony Thompson

Brian Shumaker wrote:

 I assume by 1959 the “Automobile” is a misnomer and it was used as a lumber, appliance and such hauler. 

Not really. The AAR did drop, about 1955, its "standard" nomenclature that any double-door box car was classified as "automobile" regardless of cargoes carried, but a number of roads continued to so letter double-door cars. And I certainly doubt anyone rushed to paint out the word "automobile" after 1955.

Tony Thompson

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