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Removal of Plate 'C' Stenciling
During a recent business car trip, F. D. Acord observed that many outfit cars were stenciled with 'Place C' markings, and issued an instruction on September 24, 1973 that said stenciling was to be removed immediately.
This applied specifically to cars in the derrick consists at all terminals. Following (incomplete) list shows the derrick consist location, and the date of completion.
|Los Angeles||September 25, 1973|
|Nampa||September 28, 1973|
|Spokane||September 25, 1973|
|Las Vegas||September 25, 1973||UP 909334, 904204, 904237|
|Hinkle||September 25, 1973|
|Ogden||September 25, 1973|
|Pocatello||September 25, 1973|
On October 12, 1973, an additional instruction was issued to remove the 'Plate C' stenciling from all "MOFW" cars. Following (incomplete) list shows each car's number and location at the time it was reported as having the stenciling removed.
(These 28 cars are former arch-roof heavyweight Baggage cars, rebuilt to heavy duty flat cars in the F-70-26 class.)
|UP 909414||Los Angeles|
|UP 909423||North Platte|
|UP 909431||Kansas City|
|UP 909436||Point of Rocks|
|UP 909437||Salt Lake|
|UP 909438||Black Wolf|
|UP 909440||Salt Lake|
On November 2, 1973, instructions were issued to remove the 'Plate C' stenciling from "MOFW" baggage cars. The following list shows the cars completed during late January and early February 1974, and their locations.
(These 27 cars are former passenger Baggage cars in the 5600 and 5700 series, converted to Roadway use in 1970.)
|UP 904210||Idaho Falls|
|UP 904212||Idaho Falls|
|UP 904237||Archer||MP&M Derrick Service|
|UP 904238||Quigley||MP&M Derrick Service|
|UP 904240||Rawlins||MP&M Derrick Service|
|UP 904242||Sandpoint||Communications Dept.|
|UP 904248||North Platte|
|UP 904250||Salt Lake||Communications Dept.|
|UP 904251||North Platte|
|UP 904253||Kansas City||MofW Dept.|
|UP 904276||Soda Springs|
|UP 904277||Dunn||MofW Dept.|
|UP 904279||Grand Island|
|UP 904283||Council Bluffs|
|UP 904284||Grand Island|