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This covered hopper showed up in Bend sometime this week, although the cruddy weather lately meant I didn't get a chance to photograph it untill today. Note the Frito-Lay lettering still on the side.
I'm not sure why the rails have that orange patch on them. I was wondering if it might be a fouling point for the switch, but it looks a little close in the photo. Thanks for the rating.
I just went railfanning again today, and found similar marking on the rail next to the "FP" sign marking the fouling point for the siding. Even though the "FP" sign isn't in this photo, it is still my best guess as to what the marking is.

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