Re: using blue flags


John Barry
 

Yes,

That is the truck/color scheme I mentioned.  Interesting to note the Orange-Red cab matches the nose of the E-1, but the stake panels look like the redder Indian Red famous on the post-war diesels.  And yes, the fenders look black to me, especially contrasted with the light blue herald on the door.
 
John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736



From: "destorzek@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:55 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: using blue flags

 



---In STMFC@..., wrote :

John,

In the Delano images, did you also notice the ATSF service vehicle? I  It looks like a Dodge (power wagon?) painted ATSF orange with blue trim and probably there to provide support materials for the diesel fuel tank cars.

Regards,

Bob Witt
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I don't think Dodge started using the Power Wagon name for civilian vehicles until after the war. From the little of the horizontal grill I can see, looks like it could be an International, but really, it could be a lot of things.

And, I don't think the fenders and frame are blue, but rather black. Black fenders on any color truck were pretty common back in those days.

Dennis Storzek


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