Re: Monon

Tim O'Connor

Someone needs to cite a painting specification diagram or document. There
is no other way to avoid the "take your best shot" approach.

Someone mentioned "artificial aluminum" - If you've ever seen a UPS trailer,
then you know that color. That is NOT the color applied to Southern diesels,
nor to Monon box cars.

Tim O'Connor

On 8/5/2019 11:11 AM, Richard Brennan wrote:
At 09:19 AM 8/3/2019, william darnaby wrote:
If you mean "The Hoosier Line" on the light grey...yes it was gray... band across the top of boxcars, that would be 1952.
Ok I'll bite:
Was the band with "The Hoosier Line" -ALWAYS- light grey..?  ...or did some re-paints get done in white?

...and just how light was the 'light' grey?   i.e. one drop of grey in a bottle of white???
In several color photos from the late 1950s... both the band and the lettering seem to have weathered-out to nearly the same shade.

Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*

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