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The model is almost exactly right for the UP A-50-17, but they
were built in 1941. And to make a
more accurate model, use Archer's "alternate center rivet" decals
and make modifications to the side sill.
Late in life some cars lost their doors and were put into fresh
wood veneer service.
On 5/4/2020 7:10 PM, Ron Merrick wrote:
Sorry I can't look this
up for myself, but I've moved most of my reference material and
There are more than one Proto2000 50' double door box with end
doors available on line, in the yellow lettering Be Specific and
in a transitional red with white lettering with the shield UNION
PACIFIC RAILROAD, and Automated Rail Way scheme. I decaled one in the Be
Specific scheme years ago, so my question is whether this scheme
is legitimate and common. This model, by the way, is marked NEW
9-56, which I know is not matching with the details of the car
Second, related, question -- did these cars, which were probably
early 40s construction, generally get roofwalk replacements?