SHPX Tank Car Lettering

umtrr <gji@...>

Micro-Trains has just reprinted its N Scale single dome tank car
lettered for Shippers Car Line (SHPX 7675) as part of its August 2008

It is painted black with white lettering including on the left from top
to bottom: small company name, white stripe, reporting marks with
periods, white stripe. This is a paint scheme found on several
different tank car types in numerous photos in Rail Model Journal
articles, and has also been used by different manufacturers in
different scales.

Speculating that it was within the time period covered here, about when
did Shippers switch to reporting marks only on tank cars, replacing the
scheme described above? I'm recognizing that repainting might not have
occurred until some time later, if at all.

Thanks in advance for any guidance on this.

George Irwin

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