Re: Billboard Reefer Era? (was Mather stock cars)

Guy Wilber

On May 16, 2010, at 9:15 AM, "Gene" wrote:

The end is easier to document than the beginning. Billboard reefers were outlawed in interchange effect Jan. 1, 1937.

That date was subsequently extended to April 1, 1937. The extension was granted by the General Committee of the AAR's Operating- Transportation Division.

Along with the extension came the prohibition of advertising on all other car types except tank cars and type "L" cars. The latter took effect on January 1, 1939.


Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada

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