Scott Chatfield asked:
"Was the first use of the large NYC logo/herald on the green & black scheme in 1959, or were some red-brown boxcars painted that way first? I know the "Century" style reporting marks were adopted in 1955, but the photos I've seen of red-brown cars still have the small logos. Somewhere in the back of my mind I thought I remember seeing a red-brown double-door boxcar with the 15-foot wide logo."
1959. 12 cars received a "cigar band" test scheme in November 1958, but I'm not sure if they were red-brown, and all of the cars were 50 ft single door cars from Lots 692-B and 700-B.
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