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I agree with you Bruce that we cannot assume the emblem was
added in 6-47 but the practically identical amount
of weathering on the emblem when compared to the reporting marks
also makes it impossible to dismiss the idea that
the emblem was added at the time of reweigh. But, modelers are
safe to avoid the emblem since many cars without
emblems were around all through the 1950's.
I've attached a shot of a no-emblem car that was still active in
On 1/19/2022 8:02 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Careful with the assumptions. Since this is a tank car, it may
not have been reweighed when the logo was painted onto it.
Thus the reweight of 6-47 is not an accurate indication of the
date of the paint scheme. It is my belief, based on other
photos of tank cars, that tank cars were at least occasionally
stenciled with an old reweight date (or even the NEW date)
when they were repainted.
Brian, thank you!
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Outside of Auburn.
That picture of Shell SCCX620 answers several of my
questions: builder, 10K Gallon car (Steve was right).
What surprizes me is the service date of 6-47 AND the
presence of a Shell logo.
So Tim was right presuming the logo was added before 1950.
It proves there's a prototype for everything; my 1949
picture of 677 with SHELL in text and this 6-47 car with
regards, Fred Jansz