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The links below will take you to a series of four articles I wrote for the European Train Enthusiasts' quarterly publication, EXPRESS. The articles are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

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European Freight Car Numbering - A reasonable attempt at describing the unified freight car numbering system at two points in time: prior to 1 January 1980, and at the end of the 20th Century

European Passenger Car Numbering - The schema for numbering passenger cars is similar to the Freight Car scheme, differing only where necessary to accommodate the unique information needed to effectively manage the fleet

European Freight Car Markings - The explanation for the other standard markings that are found on freight wagons in international service

European Freight Car Types - Deciphering the group of letters (like Shkkms) that describe each car type.

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