Re: Chalk marks


ljack70117@...
 

There was no confusion if you did not use them as we did not in the Santa Fe yard in Emporia.
Thank you
Larry Jackman
Boca Raton FL
ljack70117@adelphia.net
I was born with nothing and
I have most of it left

On Feb 22, 2007, at 1:18 PM, A. Premo wrote:

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
----- Original Message -----
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.

Pierre Oliver


--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "armprem1" <armprem@...> wrote:

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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