Re: When the X's were added


John Nehrich <nehrij@...>
 

Were PFE and MDT considered railroad-owned? Or was it just this wasn't
enforced? (PFE, MDT, and probably a few others that I can't recall
off-hand, were listed in the back of the ORER's in the private owner
section.) - John

----- Original Message -----
From: <guycwilber@aol.com>
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] When the X's were added


In a message dated 2/27/01 7:46:05 AM Pacific Standard Time,
tomgloger@yahoo.com writes:

<< At what point in time did privately owned cars have an
X added to their reporting marks, and when did it become
mandatory? >>

Tom,

The ARA adopted the use of the "X" to indicate private ownership on May
18,
1910. A combination of letters assigned to each company was to consist
of:
"not less than two, nor more than four letters, in each case ending with
the
letter X, indicating private ownership."

Regards,

Guy Wilber
Sparks, Nevada

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