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Question on Reporting Marks
Posted by Attuvian on Friday, April 06, 2018 5:53 PM

All,

I have a question on reporting marks, particularly those for cars owned by private entities that end in "X".  For example, as a lad growing up in the '50s next to the Michigan Central (NYC) main line from Detroit to Chicago, I do not recall seeing things like "UTLX" on tank cars.  They may have had them then and I don't remember them properly.  If not, when were they instituted by the AAR?

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John

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Posted by 7j43k on Friday, April 06, 2018 6:40 PM

Attuvian

All,

I have a question on reporting marks, particularly those for cars owned by private entities that end in "X".  For example, as a lad growing up in the '50s next to the Michigan Central (NYC) main line from Detroit to Chicago, I do not recall seeing things like "UTLX" on tank cars.  They may have had them then and I don't remember them properly.  If not, when were they instituted by the AAR?

Obliged,

John

 

 

Just about forever ago.  My earliest Official Railway Equipment Register lists them, and it is the November 1926 issue.

I assure you, cars with UTLX reporting marks operated on the tracks you mentioned.

 

Ed

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Posted by Attuvian on Friday, April 06, 2018 6:59 PM

Thanks, Ed.  My sweetie reminds me regularly that my memory has been unreliable for some time. 

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Posted by 7j43k on Friday, April 06, 2018 7:08 PM

Attuvian

Thanks, Ed.  My sweetie reminds me regularly that my memory has been unreliable for some time. 

Embarrassed 

 

 

We must be related.Confused

 

Ed

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Posted by Attuvian on Friday, April 06, 2018 7:27 PM

7j43k
 
Attuvian

Thanks, Ed.  My sweetie reminds me regularly that my memory has been unreliable for some time. 

Embarrassed 

 

 We must be related.Confused

 

Ed

 

Highly likely.  I sometimes catch her mumbling about the potential availablity of "chromosomal therapy". . . . .

John

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