Re: Red Swift reefers


Douglas Harding
 

Pierre and all, that is the same photo published in Gene Green’s book, along with some others taken in the same location at the same time. The location is Sioux City IA. In your photo from Richard the roof does look like very faded weathered BCR. In Gene’s book it looks black. So the printing process now enters the color debate.

 

Thanks for responding. Thankfully the red swift reefers came in 1949/50, just after the period I model, so I only need to be concerned about the yellow/orange debate.

 

Doug Harding

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