Re: Reading decals - was Printing White Decals - 'Fonts'

Bruce Smith


The anthracite herald appeared at least as early as 1942. I have a photo of READING HTs 67300, new, 9/42, in this scheme. For a color photo of HTf 89252 see page 38 of the Reading Color Guide showing it with a 1944 reweigh that also appears to be a new repaint. I also have a color photo of Hth 75096 in this scheme with a reweigh of STC 5-48, for a car built in 1917, so no, it was not just applied to newly built cars.

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

From: <> on behalf of Donald B. Valentine via Groups.Io <riverman_vt@...>
Sent: Monday, May 27, 2019 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Reading decals - was Printing White Decals - 'Fonts'
      Reading hoppers with this paint have given me sme grief. Can anyone advise me with any certainty as to
what year the red patch herald began t be used. Did it only come through on new cars such as the offset hoppers
in 1952, that Kadee has offered, and later or might it have been earlier. Also, was it used when repainting the
hoppers and, if so, beginning when. My cut-off date is December 1948 but I like the look of these cars and will
have a few around IF they can be rostered without bending the time line.

Thanks in advance,, Don Valentine

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