reefer end of car stencil (began as Rr-69)

Tim O'Connor

I don't think anyone has brought this up before. It was not an uncommon stencil. Anyone want to research
the question and tabulate all the known uses of this stencil ? :-)

But I agree with Eric -- could be an indirect way of saying "don't kick this car down the track!"

On 1/1/2023 5:21 PM, Eric Hansmann wrote:

I suspect it’s a directive to not kick it down a track on its own. Shove into place and uncouple or have a brakeman ride it to apply brakes to a stop. 

Just guessing. 

Eric Hansmann
Media, PA

On Jan 1, 2023, at 5:19 PM, Bob Morningstar via <bobmorningstar@...> wrote:

In the photo of Rr-69 in the lower left corner it says "Shove or Ride to Rest".   No idea what this means?

Bob Morningstar

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts