Re: Weathering freight cars

Charlie Duckworth

Here's a example from Jack Delano of the differences in the weathering on eastern RR cars vs western RRs in the 1940's.

Charlie Duckworth

--- In, Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...> wrote:

On Jun 13, 2013, at 12:01 PM, Craig Zeni <clzeni@...> wrote:

I'd like to offer this photo from September 1958 in Buford, Wyoming. Some very weathered cars, a couple not so much. My favorite is the NS Rwy car in front of the ACL car...

Craig, that's a very instructive photo provided you remember that, by 9/58, steam locomotives were largely gone from the North American railroads. A decade earlier, those cars would have been equally weathered to various degrees (as the photo clearly shows) but a whole lot dirtier.

Richard Hendrickson

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