Re: SP Overnight scheme

John Nehrich <nehrij@...>

You guys might know what the ORIGINAL scheme was, prior to WWII, but I
don't. MDC offers their SS 40 foot
7 panel Pratt truss car in an overnight black scheme, and while I know the
car itself is too tall, wrong ends, roof, etc., the SP did have 7 panel
Pratt truss box cars. So hard do we laugh at this version?
(Reminds me of the hard times we Rutland modelers used to face, when Karline
did a "Route of the Whippet" scheme on an Athearn steel box car and
Train-Miniature did a green and yellow scheme on their wood box car, and
while neither car is that close to what the Rutland had, the Whippet scheme
should be on a wood car and the green and yellow on a steel (PS-1)). - John

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Hendrickson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2000 7:28 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] SP Overnight scheme

Richard Hendrickson wrote:
That's correct, John. The original black overnight paint scheme was
applied to B-50-24 class cars in the 97620-98069 series...
Richard forgets what I know he is well acquainted with: the ORIGINAL
scheme for the Overnight cars was all black with orange lettering and
striping, used before WW II.
Quibble, quibble. Of COURSE I know what the "original" overnight scheme
was, but it was never applied to B-50-24s. My point was to differentiate
the original scheme applied to those cars from the later aluminum paint

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520

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