Re: Santa Fe freight car roof color

charles slater

Also I have never found any evidence of black roofs on stock cars.

Charlie Slater

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I can find no evidence that stock cars ever had black roofs. Box cars - Yes. Stock cars - NO.



J. Stephen Sandifer


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I model May 1943.  The Santa Fe Railway Painting and Lettering Guide says that for my era the metal roofs of stock cars and box cars were coated by a black non-slip coating.  However, in photos of these cars the roofs appear to be the same color as the rest of the body.  Can someone please straighten me out?  Thanks.


Jared Harper

Athens, GA

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