Northern Pacific Lettering Changes

railsnw1 <railsnw@...>

I have been trying to get a better understanding on the changes to the
lettering on Northern Pacific boxcars. In looking through a number of
photos from around the late 30's I'm seeing NP cars with the
arched "NORTHERN PACIFIC" and below it the car number only without
the "N.P.".

Does anyone have a time frame when this type of lettering would have
changed to the reporting marks above the car number?


Richard Wilkens

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