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

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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, writes:

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


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


Guy Wilber
Sparks, Nevada

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