TOC sublettering (in regards to Big Four marking) - was Re: Reweigh Dates (was Re: fAIRFAX SFRD CARS)
If I may ask, why would a Big 4 car in 1944 be unusual?As far as the Big Four reporting marks, I believe the NYC 1936 renumbering was the beginning of the end. The surprise expressed was that at least one car marked for the Big Four still appeared in 1944, 8 years after their use was being phased out. The Big Four (and T&OC and other subsidiaries) still existed as paper railroads long after their reporting marks were gone.
As a matter of fact eitherHopefully going outside the bounds of this list will be permitted. The T&OC sublettering on the NYC hoppers happened sometime late '64/early '65 (if anyone can narrow this down with ORERs, I'd greatly appreciate it). The TOC sublettering on the boxcars happened during PC days, with at least 2 surviving into CR.
In the case of the hoppers, the purpose of the sublettering was to enable the cars to be rerouted back to West Virginia.
researching the Toledo & Ohio Central at <http://members.kconline.com/plank/tochome.htm>.
Modeling the T&OC's St. Marys branch in S scale sometime between 1918 and 1922.
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