Re: question for the oldest members

Malcolm Laughlin <mlaughlinnyc@...>

In regard to missing paint, one thing that was always essential if a car was to be used in interchange service was that the car initial and number be legible from where a yard clerk was stationed to read them and certain maintenance data, like brake test date, had to be readable by a car inspector.

Malcolm Laughlin, Editor 617-489-4383
New England Rail Shipper Directories
19 Holden Road, Belmont, MA 02478

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