Re: Santa GFe "Buy War Bonds" lettering, was N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

Bruce Smith
 

Very few cars with slogans lasted more than a year or two beyond the end of the war on any railroad including the PRR. And yes, nobody owned the slogan "Buy War Bonds". It appeared on the cars of many railroads during the war, and on many other surfaces as well.

Bruce Smith


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of James SANDIFER <steve.sandifer@...>
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It was added for the war. It was removed when the war was over.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

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Does anyone offer decals for a whole Santa Fe car that includes the "Buy War Bonds" slogan? while

anything but a Pennsy fan I have always appreciated things like that slogan on an appropriate car as

a way to help delineate the period of a model railroad more quickly than some other methods.

 

Why did the Santa Fe so quickly start removing the slogan? I doubt the Pennsy, or anyone else,

could have copyrighted such a slogan, especially during the war, so why was a decision made to

remove it?

 

Cordially, Don Valentine

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