Re: MORE ERIE BOXCARS


Ed Hawkins
 

On Jun 11, 2014, at 11:58 AM, WILLIAM PARDIE PARDIEW001@... [STMFC] wrote:

Along with the recent discussion on Erie Boxcars can anyone tell me if the
roofwalks were painted on the Boxcars in the 78500 series? These were the
40' cars with the Viking roofs.
Bill,
ACF paint specs have the sides painted Sherwin-Williams freight car brown. No ACF paint sample was included in the bill of materials for this lot number (1948). Black car cement on the ends, roof, and underframe. Black trucks (side frames). The paint specs do not indicate if the Apex running boards/brake steps were to be painted or not, however, the builder's photo shows that the running boards and brake steps were not painted.

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie78500adb.jpg

Regards,
Ed Hawkins

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