Re: Soo Line Box Car 45398
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Does anyone know the story behind the Soo Line car out in the street with one truck almost out and the other shoved up way under?
Soo Line box car paint and lettering are a subject of study. Attached
are photos of 45450 and 137096 in their original paint schemes from the
SAME MONTH - November 1951. Also attached 45948 with a 7-1954 paint date
and 43490 as 12-1956 repaint.
On 7/1/2019 5:07 PM, Lester Breuer wrote:
> Fenton asked, “ when did the Soo Line go to the large block lettering?”
> In the “Soo Line Freight Equipment and Cabooses” book by Ken Soroos it
> states, “the billboard Soo Line lettering was first introduced on new
> box cars in 1951.” The large block lettering began with a slant in
> the middle bar of the “S” in Soo and I believe it became straight
> across in 1959.
> Lester Breuer
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