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

Todd Horton

What caused them to prohibit  advertising on railroad cars?  Todd Horton

From: Guy Wilber <guycwilber@...>
To: "STMFC@..." <STMFC@...>
Sent: Sun, May 16, 2010 1:49:20 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Billboard Reefer Era? (was Mather stock cars)


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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