Re: Lettering on SFRD roof top


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Nov 7, 2006, at 12:07 PM, David Karkoski wrote:

I am finishing the assembly of a Sunshine SFRD reefer and would like
clarification on reporting marks on roof. When at Naperville I noted
that Stan R's SFRD cars had reporting marks on the roof. Was that the
common practice or is it specific to car series? Time period of
interest1950.
David, it depends on whether the car you are modeling had the original hatch cover arrangement, with the covers hinged at the ends of the car and opening toward the center, or the later one (designed to fold flat and clear mechanical icing machines) which had the covers hinged toward the center of the car and opening towards the ends. On cars with the earlier arrangement, the reporting marks and numbers were stenciled on the right hand hatch cover at each end so that they could be read from the icing platform when open and standing vertical against the hatch cover rests. On cars with the later arrangement, such as the mid-to-late 1950s reefers modeled by Stan, the reporting marks and numbers were on the roof above the doors.

Richard Hendrickson

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