Re: Palace Poultry Car Color

gary laakso

The Catenary Video “Western Pacific” includes a short section of film taken on the streets of Oakland, California and the Palace Poultry Car is a very dark color, I assume black with the cage material a much lighter color.


Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


From: <> On Behalf Of Jake Schaible
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Palace Poultry Car Color


>Maybe the folks in St. Louis can scratch through what little paint is left on the PPKX 5568 

Been there.  Done that.

Only thing for sure I could confirm from my hour with that car is that the underframe and trucks were once painted black with a white / light lettering, and the interior was once white with a dark gray / black lettering.  The car sides have a light powdery “chalky" residue. But I was unable to locate any "chips" of paint on the ends or sides.  Perhaps they have already collected such in the years since they got her in 1986, or can find such by removal of parts. 

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