Re: Chalk marks

Jack Mullen

Here are links to four Delano photos in the Smithsonian's FSA/OWI
collection showing cars being chalked. C&NW Proviso Yard, c. 1942-43

The location appears to be at the top of the hump.

One photo is captioned: "Chicago, Illinois. Car checker writing
instructions in chalk for special handling of cars going over the
hump at a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yard."

And for good measure, here's a car inspector eyeing a Mather boxcar.

Jack Mullen

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