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Chalk Marks

Chalk marking on railroad equipment started between railroad employees as a communication device to past on information to other employees, such as car weight, inspections using symbols and marks. Along with these markings a second form of communication was formed by those riding the rails Hobo who developed their own form of communication both on railroad equipment and in towns that had railroad lines going through them. Again symbols and marks were the form used. These marking are still used by both groups along with what is believed a third group created of railroad employees. This gallery captures some of these markings, comments made by personís unknown using chalk.
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