Re: Western Pacific rebuilt boxcars 14301-14540

Tim O'Connor

I have a couple of photos of WP aluminum lettered cars and you can
tell it WAS aluminum but it's definitely NOT white - it weathers to
a dull gray color, which may be why the practice was short lived.

Tim O'Connor

     i have heard several WP experts state that the aluminum lettering quickly chalked to a white appearance, so that the choice of white or aluminum lettering is probably moot unless you are modeling a freshly outshopped car.

Tony Thompson 

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