Re: Union Pacific Stock Car colors - FCR to Yellow?
April 1947 according to Terry Metcalfe - and as Greg said, the S-40-10's were the first.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
All of the S-40-12 cars were delivered in yellow. 300 had roller bearings and wore the
"livestock dispatch" lettering, and 200 had plain bearings and no such lettering.
In 1958, the decision was made to paint NON-roller bearing stock cars freight car red so
only "high speed" cars with roller bearings would be yellow.
Also according to Terry the Union Pacific's stock business rose after the war, unlike most
other railroads. High speed service to California evidently was the reason.
On 2/6/2020 12:58 AM, Dick Harley via Groups.Io wrote: