Re: Roof photo of a 7000-7099 Swift reefer
Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
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If you can find a copy of John Henderson's CLASSIC FREIGHT CARS, v. 3, there are two full-page panorama shots of Swift's Sioux City yard probably taken from the roof of a near-by building, as well as some other Swift cars in ground-level views. While I don't see any obvious 40' wooden cars, there are a number of 37' cars close to the camera which show good roof detail, especially the weathering. It appears that wooden cars in the red scheme had FCR red paint on their roofs, running boards and hatch covers. Most of the paint is gone on nearly every car showing dark gray weathered wood, though there are replacement boards in FCR. I can't find a single wooden car with a batten roof. Most Swift photos in this book are from 1954, and there are still a very few cars in the simple yellow scheme in evidence. Henderson includes a track-level 1961 view of SRLX 1020 in the silver scheme. Sadly, the roof is completely washed out and no details can be seen.
Garth Groff 🦆
On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 7:33 PM Allan Smith <smithal9@...> wrote: