Re: DL&W paint scheme


Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Lester,

The character of Phoebe Snow as a promotional mascot dates from about 1900: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoebe_Snow_(character) .

DL&W received series 51400-51749 from AC&F in November 1944 with "Route of Pheobe Snow" lettering, according to data and a builder's photo with an article by Ed Hawkins in the July 1991 RMJ. Whether this was was the first use of the slogan this way is unknown to me.

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆


On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 10:03 AM Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:
In build of Yarmouth Model Works Resin kit of Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, series 11350 to 11599, automobile boxcar rebuilt in 1936, one photo in the instructions has the car with the slogan “ The Route of Phoebe Show”.  When did the DL&W begin using this slogan?

Thank You for your time and effort to respond.

Lester Breuer

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