Re: AAR Stencilling Standards - Why the lines?

Guy Wilber

In a message dated 4/22/05 6:56:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
deanpayne@... writes:

<< I haven't yet figured out the purpose of lines above the reporting
marks and below the car number. The standard placement of reporting
marks makes sense, but I can't figure out why the lines would be there,
from a practical point of view. >>


Both the ARA's Transportation and Mechanical Committee reports from the 1920s
discuss the implementation of the lines (above) the reporting marks and
(below) car numbers as a method of distinguishing the reporting marks and car
numbers from other data on the side of the car. A simple fix to enable carmen,
clerks, etc., to locate the "enclosed" info more easily.


Guy Wilber
Earthquake Faults, Nevada

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