Re: Help with Assorted Freight Car Truck Colors

Tony Thompson

John Golden wrote:

I'm working on a few models for a friend and your assistance please with trucks colors for the following:

SP 1937 box cars, BC Red car, circa 1950

   When built, the trucks would have had black sideframes. If repainted after WW II, they would have body color trucks. So if the lettering has the spelled-out road name, it is the post-1946 paint scheme and would have BCR trucks. If initial only as reporting mark, likely black.

Tony Thompson

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