Re: Fort Dodge Des Moines and Southern
Happy New Year Arved & Group!!!
The Ft. Dodge Line was the first of three Salzberg roads to receive the refurbished B&M XM-1 SS cars of 1929/30. The painting practice on those cars, done in the B&M's Concord (DS) Shop, was roof same as sides and ends, freight car red. I do not know what the practice underneath was but likely same color. I cannot say how the other FtDDM&S cars were done.
Regards from Grove City, in western, wet Penna.....Mike Schleigh
On Saturday, January 1, 2022, 01:21:59 PM EST, arved_grass via groups.io <arved_grass@...> wrote:
Looking over the few photos I've found of FDDM&S box cars from the transition era, has left me a few questions as to the paint scheme. Looks like underframe including trucks were black. Ends are the same color as the sides. But the roof? I'm guessing the same color as the sides, but could also be black as dirty as I've seen it.
I've searched the messages here, but while it's turned up a photo showing a very dirty black-ish roof, but if this has been covered before, I apologize for the redundant question.