Re: PRR X31A Question

gary laakso



The plate is on the top of the roof curve and a trust plate would not need three large bolts in the center of it; he four at the corners would hold it.  Trust plates need to be visible to provide legal notice that the car is owned by a third party, not the railroad and that the trust is recorded at the ICC.  Not likely a trust plate and if it was, the plates would be on all of the cars funded by the lessor. 


Gary Laakso


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Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR X31A Question



Sounds like a trust plate.  I think that most trust plates were cast metal early-on, and then RRs decided on a cheaper way to record the trust (loan) series for the cars by stenciling the trust information, usually in an upper corner of the car side.

Todd Sullivan

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