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FYI - the DSS&A cars continued to have black ends AND roofs.
Jerry Glow made a variety of
decals for the DSS&A cars including their interesting
slogans. These cars all ended up as part of the
On 2/11/2021 4:57 PM, Dennis Storzek wrote:
On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at
12:10 PM, Clark Propst wrote:
– The dollar sign logo.
As someone had already said, ALL the AAR cars built by P-S for
the Soo before and during WWII came with FCR roofs, black ends,
and black backgrounds in the heralds. The Soo eliminated the
black background from the heralds on the cars they built for
themselves starting in 1948-49, but those cars had IDE ends and
diagonal panel roofs. It's debatable if the lack of backgrounds
in the herald would have carried over to re-paints, but the P-S
cars were new enough that it seems none were re-painted. A few
years later (1953) both the black ends and $ heralds were gone.