Re: UP flat car

Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>

Richard, what exactly do you mean by "used as reporting marks until March, 1958"? My 1961 ORER lists several car series as O-WR&N and OSL. These weren't the 4-inch markings were they?


----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Hendrickson

According to the late Terry Metcalfe's landmark UP freight car book,
the initials of subsidiaries OSL, OWR&N, and LA&SL were used as
reporting marks until March, 1958. On cars painted or repainted
after that date, the reporting marks became UP but the initials of
the subsidiary lines were stenciled in 4" characters at the upper
left corner of the sides.

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