Re: Rutland House Car Color

John Barry

A truly unique car.  The only 100,000 pound capacity box on the Rutland in Oct of 44.  Dennis made it in Resin, one of the Storzek kits that I have.  He also reproduced it in his Acurail line, kit # 4105.

John Barry
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA


PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736

On Friday, May 15, 2020, 09:05:52 AM EDT, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

Looks like somebody forgot to use a matte coat after applying the decals... 😉

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

From: <> on behalf of Jeff Coleman <traininsp@...>
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 7:59 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rutland House Car Color
I don't have a date but here's a in service photo of Rutland 7999

Jeff Coleman

On Thu, May 14, 2020, 10:40 PM Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:
The original color? From the as-built appearance in the Teens? I doubt that. 

Let’s be careful with general statements. That’s how hobby myths are created, like all PRR freight cars are Tuscan Red. 

It takes little extra effort to include a timeframe with a question or an answer. This list is a resource. Include accurate details. 

Not all the list members model the years when steam died. 

Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On May 14, 2020, at 9:21 PM, Donald B. Valentine via <riverman_vt@...> wrote:

 That's true Dennis but it's darn close to the original color that it was repainted with. I used to pass that car several 
times each Sat. and Sun while working for the Green Mountain Rwy. and/or Steamtown when serving as either the 
Relief Passenger Trainman or the Relief Fireman for the Riverside to Chester turn three times per day. Rich Christie's
suggestion is really of the wall as the cherry red was used only on cabeese and darn few of them at that! I will check 
to see.which Accu-Paint color I have used on my Rutland boxcars tomorrow and advise further.

My best, Don Valentine

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