Re: North Western Refrigerator Line color

Douglas Harding

Let the color debate begin. Here are various color photos of NADX meat reefers, most are Hormel. Two taken by Jim Sands, one by Soph Marty.


And some NWX cars. Note a grey and a green/yellow, each taken in Omaha in 1955.


Doug Harding


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Subject: [RealSTMFC] North Western Refrigerator Line color




I'm finally getting to the Shake-n-Take 2011 project, which was a 40' AC&F build reefer owned by NADX and leased to Hormel. However, that's too late for my time period. These cars were originally built in 1940 for North Western Refrigerator Line, series 6800-6899. As noted in RP Cyc vol. 4, page 66, unlike the previous grey sides for NWX, these cars had "yellow-orange" sides. Might any of you have a suggestion for a paint match?



Bruce Smith

Auburn Al.

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