ACI Labels was RE: Railroad Museum of Virginia

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Fri Nov 3 07:47:27 EST 2006


My memory is not trustworthy, but I'll check AAR Field Manuals on my next
trip to the archives. The changes in the interchange rules should be a
pretty good indication, provided we have manuals for each year.

I'll let you know what I find.


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> Gordon,

> Do you remember what year the system was mandated and then when it was

> abandoned?


> Don Trettel


> _______________________



> Viewing this caboose brought back memories to me. If one looks closely to

> the right of the "NW" one can see a painted-over ACI (Automatic Car

> Identification) label. Many of you can remember seeing these colored

> labels

> on both sides of equipment in years gone by, or in old photos from that

> era.


> In this Sylvania developed system, each stripe was coded in red, blue

> and/or

> white...



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