Trust Plates

Denny Anspach <danspach@...>

Understanding the reason for the application of Trust plates on locomotives, passenger and freight cars, what I do not know is whether these plates were applied in pairs (one on each side), or singly. On intuition and reason alone, I would not understand why any piece of equipment might need more than one piece of evidence as to its legal ownership , but..what do I know about it?

To my knowledge the information on the plates was not useful in routine operations, but only to indicate in any legal dispute who the actual owner of the piece of equipment might be at the time. If the the owner (i.e. bank or lessor) changed, the plate would be then removed, or changed.


Denny S. Anspach MD

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