Re: C&O and Erie 1937 box car Repaints

Schuyler Larrabee

The ends of ERIE box cars were covered with black car cement, and didn't get
painted for years. Roofs got the same treatment.


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Richard Hendrickson
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 8:48 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] C&O and Erie 1937 box car Repaints

On Aug 17, 2012, at 4:38 PM, WaltGCox@... <>

When C&O and Erie 1937 AAR box cars with Viking roofs were
repainted into
the C&O for Progress and the larger diamond paint schemes were the
ends, roofs, trucks and underbodies repainted the same color as the
rest of
the car or did they remain black?
Walt, I can't answer your question about the C&O cars, but both new
and repainted Erie box cars continued to have black roofs and ends
for some years after the large diamond heralds were introduced -
certainly well into the 1950s.

Richard Hendrickson

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