Very helpful reference. NYC also changed from Roman to Gothic for reporting marks and the rest of the lettering, though; Mr. Link's site doesn't address the date of that (at least in the places I looked).
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Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Brian J Carlson" <prrk41361@...> wrote:
Are you referring to Gothic in the herald? That happened in august 1955
according to Terry Link's site.
Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
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Subject: [STMFC] NYC freight car lettering
Can anyone advise as to when the New York Central went to the Gothic
lettering for freight equipment? My time period and area of choice is PRR
Middle Division Harrisburg/Enola to Altoona in late 1953.
It is a relevant question in as how for every PRR car on the property, there
were a like number of NYC cars at the same time due to the numerous points
on interchange (much to the dismay of the great unwashed number of SPF's).
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