locked Stamped car numbers?


Ed Mims
 

Ike, I believe it was fairly common practice among railroads to stamp the owning roads reporting marks (Southern had none) and car number on the center sill. You might find the location on a paint and lettering (stenciling arrangement) drawing from a car builder of even a Southern Rwy drawing. I believe this was a "Recommended Practice" by the AAR. If you have an old copy of the AAR's Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices look in there for the recommended location.

The steel stamped stencils are difficult to find on old cars unless you know where to look.

Ed Mims


Jason Greene
 

I have found many Southern cars stenciled on the frame near the bolster but often this gets very dirty and hard to read. 
Inside the door is often another good place. You may have to remove layers of paint slowly to find clues. 

Jason Greene 

On Jul 12, 2021, at 5:37 PM, Mike <trackside@...> wrote:



I don’t know about the center sill but I do remember seeing the initial & number stamped on the lower  side of the car body around the hand rails. Don’t remember if it was the ‘A’ end or ‘B’ End of the car though.

 

   Mike Seawell

 

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From: George Eichelberger
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2021 5:22 PM
To: main@southernrailway.groups.io; RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [SouthernRailway] Stamped car numbers?

 

Does anyone know if the Southern used metal dies to stamp a car’s road number on its center sill?

 

The question is to try to determine a car’s original number so it can be painted and numbered correctly.

 

Ike

 

 

 

 


Mike
 

I don’t know about the center sill but I do remember seeing the initial & number stamped on the lower  side of the car body around the hand rails. Don’t remember if it was the ‘A’ end or ‘B’ End of the car though.

 

   Mike Seawell

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: George Eichelberger
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2021 5:22 PM
To: main@southernrailway.groups.io; RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [SouthernRailway] Stamped car numbers?

 

Does anyone know if the Southern used metal dies to stamp a car’s road number on its center sill?

 

The question is to try to determine a car’s original number so it can be painted and numbered correctly.

 

Ike

 

 

 

 


George Eichelberger
 

Does anyone know if the Southern used metal dies to stamp a car’s road number on its center sill?

The question is to try to determine a car’s original number so it can be painted and numbered correctly.

Ike