Re: InterMountain AAR NYC boxcar
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Richard says some of the NYC box cars built 1944-1945 had black roofs, but
I've never seen a photo of one. I've seen 1950's repaints with black ends,
and then the Jade Green cars got black roofs too. Richard can you cite any
published photos or web links to wartime cars with black roofs? Thanks I'd
really like to know if there were any.
I agree by the late 1950's it seems like all of the roofs were bare metal,
and only the seam caps still had paint on them.
Intermountain is notorious for botched paint jobs -- their C&NW welded PS-1
models came without black ends and roofs for example. Even Kadee has made a
mistake or two. I don't trust anyone anymore; I've got to see a photo!
Was looking for a quick relaxing build yesterday and came across an InterMountain NYC. 10' 6" boxcar numbered 159323. Date by the light weight shows new 9-44. Lettering is crisp so I'd like to keep it in it's factory lettering if its correct for an NYC car. Lot number above the NYV oval is 734-B. It also includes a black roof.