Re: Georgia rr usra box car color

Schuyler Larrabee

Thanks, Gene,


Were these 1000 cars the extent of the aluminum oval paint scheme?


I have also read that this scheme only appeared on 50’ cars.  Is the correct?


Newton Highlands MA


Gene Green wrote: 

This seemed somewhat germane.


The Central of Georgia has ordered 500 50-ft, 9-ft-door box cars from Pullman-Standard, for anticipated delivery in March 1956, at an estimated cost of nearly $3.5 million. The cars will be painted with the aluminum oval design, on a black background, developed for the 500 box cars which the CofG purchased from Pullman last year.  Copied from the August 8, 1955, RAILWAY AGE, page 12.


Gene Green

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