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From: "Paul R DOT Tupaczewski" paultup AT comcast DOT net
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 00:16:10 -0500
Subject: RE: (erielack) ELZ Fruehauf Z-van
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> Reporting marks of leased trailers had a prefix assigned to
> the leasing co.
> The two big ones in the 1970's were Realco, later
> Transamerica (which assumed some of the equipment and the
> reporting marks of REA) and XTRA inc.
> The lease trailers assigned to EL bore RELZ and XELZ
> reporting marks, so the trailer in the photo was not in a
> lease fleet. The Feb 1983 OIER shows one ELZ in the 205000
> series still in service.

OK, then I'm probably confusing the style of lettering from some lease
company trailers that had similar lettering (see attached "elz.jpg" file for
a zoom-in on the EL lettering - this is the only EL trailer I've ever seen
with this style of lettering!)

> This photo did not appear in any recent EL calendar; you may
> be thinking of
> 12/06 which does have a close-in view of a Glendenning trailer.

Actually, it might have been from an issue of the Diamond?

- Paul


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