On 6/30/2019 5:54 PM, Tony Thompson
John Barry wrote:
In both versions, the color balance seems "right"
to me based on the shed and station sign. That said,
I'm surprised by how "yellow" the 2nd PFE car appears,
I would have expected a more orange hue. Perhaps it
faded through exposure and washings.
I don't know that I agree, John, it reads as light
orange to me. But the dirt on the other reefers reminds us that
most of our reefer fleets are too clean -- yes, I'm channeling
Richard Hendrickson here . . .
If that photo is from the early 20s (and I haven't checked to see
when the cab forward could have been available), then perhaps that
reefer was in the original color scheme.