Re: PFE 9245x R-30-5 in April 1943 - still in late 1920s paint?
It's a bit of a revelation for me. Tony answered my basic question about PFE colours the other day, but my long understanding of PFE car colour - and especially the colour it faded to - was not as extreme as it should have been. Here is another colour study from the same image as the Dry Ice reefer: https://www.loc.gov/item/2017878179/. The Milwaukee cabooses, the other (non PFE reefers behind and also right) all show variations in colours that (to me at least) help make sense of the colour evident on PFE 72721 or 73781 - immediately above the cabooses ad partly behind the power pole.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I’ve never done a PFE model with that colour on the sides. Seems i have some work to do.
I've seen many B&W photos of long strings of PFE reefers on the Erie.