Re: NP Wood Reefer Paint
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Thanks Gary. I have been trying to find the flyer that Bill put out covering the orange and yellow refer colors. Bill did a super job on all os his imported freight cars. This resulted on my car mix being heavily weighted to cars from the Pacific Northwest which was his specialty. I just could not say no to his offerings...
I will continue to search for his flyer and will post if I find it.
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From: gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...>
Date: 9/28/19 3:05 AM (GMT-10:00)
Subject: [RealSTMFC] NP Wood Reefer Paint
When W&R imported their Northern Pacific wood reefers, they came in wither orange or yellow. Bill McKeown obtained side hardware for two reefers, and carefully sanded through the layers and here are his findings that include estimated shop dates:
1952 yellow and retired the next year
His color comments were that the yellow was very close to Floquil reefer yellow and the orange was lighter than the skin of a navel or Valencia orange. “Photographic data shows that even the 50 foot steel ice reefers were retired in either yellow or orange. My personal theory is that the paint colors differed by the shop location each time the car was rebuilt.”
Northwest of Mike Brock