Re: Mobil Tank Car Paint Schemes

Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...>

Ian Cranstone wrote:

On 6-Jun-05, at 2:29 PM, Beckert, Shawn wrote:

Can anyone hazard a guess as to when Mobil went to this
plain-jane paint and lettering scheme for their tank cars?
A quick look at my reporting marks list shows that the MOBX reporting
mark was first listed in 4/1960. Tim Gilbert noted that MOBX was not
listed in his 4/1961 ORER, but this is incorrect -- in fairness to Tim
though, the ORER folks made it tough for him: Instead of being listed
with the Mobil Oil Company cars with other reporting marks (ANPX, GPCX,
MPCX & SMX) on page 668, they are listed under a separate Mobil Oil
Company listing on page 667.

Thanks for the correction. 1960 still makes it the MOBX mark a "baby boomer" a la O'Connor phenomena.

Tim Gilbert

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