Re: NYC freight car lettering
Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
Tim O'Connor wrote:
It's interesting that NYC continued to use lines above and below the reporting marks until around 1960 even though most railroads discontinued that practice years earlier.The lines were never a requirement but were a recommended practice, starting back in the WW I era. The AAR discontinued that recommendation very early in 1952 and many roads soon dropped the lines from their lettering diagrams.
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