Re: Truck Color
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Consider the era modeled, too. Some companies may have painted the trucks the car color before WW2 or 1930. After that point in time, the railroad may have received freight cars only with black or unpainted trucks.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Truck Color
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.
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.