I had done some checking of my own several years ago on the
movement of the placard boards from the higher position on the ends
and doors of new house cars to the lower position, and found that the
mandated change date was January 1, 1954. This I have found to be
correct on all builders photos I have seen to date.
--- In STMFC@..., Ron Hildebrand <SteamFreight@h...>
At 01:11 PM 5/3/2003 -0500, you wrote:UnfortunatelyFolks,
for theseI did not get any responses to the first request.
tack boardscars in 1955?
Steamfor 1955? Should they be in the high or low position?Allen ,
>Era Freight Cars group a couple of months ago. In essence, beforefloor
>of a box car. Effective in March '54, that rule was changed tolower
>placard boards (the larger boards) and tack boards (the smallermore
>than 2'-6" above the car floor. New cars reflected that changeright
>away, and older cars had the changes applied as they were shoppedfor
>Class 1 repairs.holders
>high or low at your target date.*specific*
car on a certain date after the rule went into effect, then I guessthis
isn't much help, but you didn't note that after I posted the above.