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    Default Need Help: alike road numbers in a series

    I'm making decals for UTLX 85302 (tank car) but I've got 6 cars to do and would like the numbers to be historically accurate if possible. I've googled but had little luck. I'm just wondering if I've missed an obvious place to find this information that might not show up near the top of a goodle search. Any suggestions on finding a roster? Thanks in advance.
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    85300 - 85399 seems to be the appropriate range you are looking for. Look at http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsR...id=UTLX&cid=12.

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    An excellent source for this type of question is to get an Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER). This book, published quarterly, lists all freight cars in interchange service. They often are available on E-Bay.
    Tim Rumph
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhampton View Post
    85300 - 85399 seems to be the appropriate range you are looking for. Look at http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsR...id=UTLX&cid=12.
    Hmmm, on the right hand column it says number of cars is "1". Does that mean they just built the one car or does it mean there is only a picture of the one car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim R View Post
    An excellent source for this type of question is to get an Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER). This book, published quarterly, lists all freight cars in interchange service. They often are available on E-Bay.
    Would that still work for historical research, ie; cars that have been retired from service?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobile One View Post
    Would that still work for historical research, ie; cars that have been retired from service?
    Yes, back issues are available, so you get one for the time you're interested in. I've got the April 10, 1974 issue for reference on my layout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobile One View Post
    Hmmm, on the right hand column it says number of cars is "1". Does that mean they just built the one car or does it mean there is only a picture of the one car?
    That's just the number of photos on the site for that car.

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    Thanks, guys!
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