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On Aug 2, 2008, at 6:56 PM, umtrr wrote:
Micro-Trains has just reprinted its N Scale single dome tank car
Shippers Car Line began dropping the "SHIPPERS CAR LINE" lettering
above the reporting marks and numbers (but not the lines above and
below) in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but did so inconsistently;
cars with additional stenciling for long term lessees did not have
it, but some cars in general SHPX service had it and some did not.
Both "SHIPPERS CAR LINE" and lines disappeared entirely after about
mid-1954 on both new and repainted cars, though many (increasingly
dirty) cars remained in service through the 1950s and even into the
1960s with the earlier style lettering.