Re: New York Central USRA 50-ton gondola paint color

Benjamin Hom

Don Valentine wrote:
"Did not a number of railraods change their hopper car color from black to read somewhere in the 1925 to 1945 time frame as well, i.e. Lehigh Valley, Pennsy, New Haven and Western Maryland as well as the NYC?"
NOT TRUE for PRR.  The changeover to black happened after the transition to the Shadow Keystone/large "PENNSYLVANIA" scheme.  I'll look up the exact date tonight, but it was certainly NOT between 1925-1945.
Ben Hom

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