Re: Chalk marks


armprem
 

Let us complicate matters even more.Chalk marks were rarely erased and often were placed on a car by a connecting or other foreign road ;which leads me to ask,was there a common system or language ?It seems to me that this might cause some confusion for switch crews.Armand premo

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From: "pierreoliver2003" <pierre.oliver@sympatico.ca>
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2007 11:13 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Chalk marks


> Armand,
> From what I've been able to gather from the photos that I've seen, the
> chalkmarks are made by the local crews or l.c.l. dock people to help
> tell them the destinations of the cars in question. A simple set of
> marks understood by all saves one from having to constantly check the
> paperwork. Useful when it's raining as well.
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> Pierre Oliver
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> --- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "armprem1" <armprem@...> wrote:
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>> As far as I know there has been little or no discussion about chalk
>> marks on car sides.What is their purpose?What information do they
>> convey?Were there common practices as to location on the car.This is an
>> area that is rarely modeled by many modelers,but IMHO is as vital as
>> weathering.What are your thoughts?Armand Premo
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