Re: BAR 7000-series reefers

Douglas Harding

Only one I have is b/w, but the ends and sills are the same color. Perhaps black.



Doug  Harding




From: [] On Behalf Of Andy Laurent via
Sent: Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:41 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] BAR 7000-series reefers


Does anyone on the list have a color photo of a BAR 7000-series 40' steel refrigerator car in the as-built orange scheme from 1951-53 (two batches)? I am curious what color the ends and sills were painted. I checked the message archives and only see discussion of the red/white/blue scheme.  Henderson mentions a solid orange scheme on Page 23 of Classic Freight Cars Vol 3 as being the original, but this image suggests that they had dark ends, roofs, and sills:  BAR 7015 - Bangor Daily News March 1953

Thank you,
Andy Laurent

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