Removal / Relocation of Class J Builder Plates

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Mon Sep 2 15:41:29 EDT 2013

Just curious about the removal or relocation of Class J builder plates over
the years.

It seems that photos show Class J 600-610 builder plates to be located on
the sides of the smoke box above the running board until sometime in the
late 40's.

After that they seem to have been removed or relocated. What was the reason
for this and where did they go?

Also it seems that Class J 611-613 never had them located on the side of the
smoke box based on the famous 611 builder photos taken just west of the
Jefferson St. x'ing in May 1950. Where were they installed as built?


John Garner

Newport, VA

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