Re: Southern railway flat cars

Allen Cain

I found this note posted by Robert Burns back in 2007:

"1954 was the year SR "officially" changed the color of hoppers, flats, gondolas, etc. from black to "freight car brown/red", but it took several years to get everything painted, so black cars ran up into the 60's.


1959 was the year the lettering changed from Roman to the Gothic/Block, but again, it didn’t happen overnight."

Cannot vouch for its accuracy.

Allen Cain 

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