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Re: N&W Hoppers with White Rectangles?
Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>
Thanks Jim, that's interesting.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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From: James F. Brewer
While working at the NWHS archives one day I stumbled across a stenciling diagram with the large white block on it. The note indicated that the white block was to be applied on cars equipped with air brakes. I don't remember the number of the drawing but had a copy made and gave it to Al Westerfield at Timonium a few years ago.
Some have suggested this was done so the railroad workers who could not read would be able to identify the cars so equipped.