IC two-bay hopper color


I see from published photos, and kit notes, that IC two-bay hoppers were painted red in the fifties era.  I have a P2K two-bay hopper model, originally a war emergency car and rebuilt with steel sides, which is painted black.  Is this correct?  There is an rr-fallenflags photo of IC 73149, but I can't tell if this car is black or red.

Ron Merrick

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