Re: Red Swift reefers


Richard Townsend
 

Doug, I think Sunshine got it wrong. Every prototype photo I have seen in which the roof color is identifiable shows the roofs to be BCR. Sometimes they weathered to a dark grayish color, but still the original color was BCR as far as I can tell. Photos in Gene Green's Refrigerator Car Color Guide and Henderson's Classic Freight Cars reefer book confirm this. Paul Larson's article in the October 1953 MR (when the cars were still extant) on modeling the red Swift cars calls out BCR for the roof, as does John Nehrich's August 1987 MR article (though he may have been relying on Larson's article).
Richard I was quoting the Sunshine flyer http://www.sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sun24a.pdf which states Swift reefers had black roofs. And the model photo in the flyer sports a black roof.
 
Doug Harding
 
 
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon
 
 
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Richard I was quoting the Sunshine flyer http://www.sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sun24a.pdf which states Swift reefers had black roofs. And the model photo in the flyer sports a black roof.
 
Doug Harding
 
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The roof on the red Swift reefers was not black, it was boxcar red.
 
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon

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