AND PASSENGER CARS
Section I. GENERAL
and while the equipment is in motion.
identify and classify equipment. Marking will be in clear-
Lettering and numbering of Department
cut, properly located figures and will reflect the same
of the Army (DA) railroad equipment will comply with
high quality of workmanship as that in the equipment
requirements of AR 55-255, AR 55-650, AR 746-1,
itself. Distinction can be lent to an engineering design
Military Specification 3320, and MIL STD 129. Letters
with letters and numbers of neatness, strength, and
and numbers illustrated in figure 15-1 are authorized for
quality that contribute to the general appearance of the
all Army-owned railroad equipment and will insure
equipment Even the roughest freight equipment will be
uniformity in identification and classification labels.
given the highest possible degree of perfection in
balance, proportion, and design of its markings. It is
geometrically in the drawings
extremely important that letters and numbers be legible
and correctly placed, since they often must be copied
from the equipment by yard or train personnel at night,
Figure 15-1. Typical letters and numbers.