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A daft question

Paul Doggett
 

Hi
This is probably a daft question but were chalk marks the same on each side of the car?

Paul Doggett. England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Todd Sullivan
 

Hi Paul,

Not unless the crew needed the same marks on both sides.  Most crews on yard switchers worked on one side of the loco and cars - the side that provided the greatest visibility for all crew members.  Local freight crews did the same thing, although which side would depend on the track layout at each town or switching location.

Todd Sullivan

Paul Doggett
 

Hi Todd 

I understand that thank you.

Paul 


On 15 Jun 2020, at 15:02, Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...> wrote:

Hi Paul,

Not unless the crew needed the same marks on both sides.  Most crews on yard switchers worked on one side of the loco and cars - the side that provided the greatest visibility for all crew members.  Local freight crews did the same thing, although which side would depend on the track layout at each town or switching location.

Todd Sullivan