Discussion in 'FAQs' started by RaiderCTE, Apr 19, 2003.
What do these abreviations stand for?
UTLX is Union Tank Car Co. (UnionTank Lines)
SHPX is ACF Industries (I think it was Shippers ...)
GATX is General American Marks Co. (General American Tank)
The X is private owner.
(Info from the Trackside Guide.)
I know SHPX because I switch one on Wednesday nights.
One resource that I find very helpfull is a copy of "The Official Railway Equipment Register". You can usually find them at swapmeets. You'll want one that was issued around the time frame that you are modelling. I picked up a January 1982 copy for $3.00 at a local swapmeet. In it you will find a listing of all reporting marks and who they belong to.
If you know someone who has one, check it out.
In my searching on internet I found what I thought is a pretty good informative website for contemporary engines and rolling stock.
Separate names with a comma.