Re: Truck Color

Nelson Moyer

CB&Q painted trucks mineral red, and there are many others that painted trucks their boxcar color. Probably  not good to generalize too broadly, especially in ALL CAPS.


Nelson Moyer


From: [] On Behalf Of Andy Jackson
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:23 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Truck Color


Most RRs DID/DO NOT paint truck side frames so defects could more easily be seen. Back in the grease bearing days the trucks would be "colored" in grease & dirt. In the current roller bearing days the truck side frames are unpainted so are a rust color. But UP does paint their truck side frames but in their gray color.

Andy Jackson
Santa Fe Springs CA


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