Was Wilson - NRHS
This is a great site. I will have to look over it to see how to take the dates. It has for the Reading:
RDG NS 7/99 7/2000 Does that mean they only used the reporting marks for that period of time? Their is still a Reading covered hopper in original paint and reporting marks in my area. I saw it yesterday headed north through town.
Francis A. Pehowic, Jr. in Sunbury, Pa.
From: "SUVCWORR@aol.com" <SUVCWORR@aol.com>
Sent: Thu, December 31, 2009 1:28:02 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Wilson reefer (bogus?)
According to the NRHS website TRAX was first added in 4/54 by ART.
http://www.nrhs. com/reporting_ marks/aar_ reporting_ marks.htm
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@ comcast.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups. com
Sent: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:06 am
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Wilson reefer (bogus?)
Gene, you've made me wonder about the relative sizes of Swift,
Armour and Wilson. (To say nothing of Oscar Mayer, et al)
Looking at fleets, in 1953 there were
4000 SRLX (Swift) reefers= 3747 ARLX (Armour) reefers
= 1469 WCLX (Wilson) reefers
However I'm not sure if there were other reporting marks used
by these companies. I have later 50's photos of Armour TRAX cars
for example. I can't pinpoint when they began using the TRAX mark.
At 12/30/2009 11:01 PM Wednesday, you wrote:
Thanks to all who answered. Your answers were about what I expected but, sinceI really didn't know, I thought I would ask. My layout would likely only see
the occasional Wilson reefer. Swift and Armour will be more frequent visitors.
or two on Western Grocers in Marshalltown.
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