Re: Throwback Thursday: Athearn Rolling Stock Ad, Model Railroader, December 1962

Tony Thompson

Richard Townsend wrote:

A question I have asked before, but never gotten a suitable answer: is there a prototype for the paint scheme on the Carnation reefer?
Certainly not on the Athearn body. There was a similar though not identical scheme on a pre-1934 billboard car. I suspect Athearn winged it on that one, possibly using current Carnation advertising.

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