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Same source - Terry Metcalfe's UP freight cars book. 1st edition,
The comments in the book seem anecdotal and not all classes are
covered so I take
it with a grain of salt. I almost -always- try to find a photo
before painting in
On 2/6/2020 1:54 PM, Dick Harley via Groups.Io wrote:
Where did you get the data about, "All of the S-40-12 cars were delivered in yellow."
Or, "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."
The non-roller bearing S-40-12s were UP #46800 - 46999.
Photos of that series are apparently scarce, but I have a photo
of #46863D (Bob's Photo FUP20-A, San Diego, 4-'57) that is in
FCR with a reweigh date of 10-55.
My spreadsheet also says those car sides were FCR, which
agrees with UP drawing 303-C-10600, rev.A dated 6-12-50
(available at Colorado RR Museum).
The non-roller bearing S-40-13 class built in 1951-'52
also had FCR sides (Metcalfe book).
After a quick look, I can't find any NON-roller bearing
UP stock cars painted with Armour Yellow sides.
Laguna Beach, CA