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Charlie, the 6000 series of 6000-6700 were built in 1926. 700 cars were on the roster on 5/31. By 10/42 139 were listed and 7/45 Only 16 listed. These cars were rebuilt over time into other number series. Various rebuildings changed the end color from red to green on the Y&G cars starting in 1952. The cars rebuilt at PC&F Renton WA,had steel ends and galvanised roofs. Original hardware was black and underframe black. If you can get a hold of one of the C&NW modelers in the area and get a copy of NORTH WESTERN LINES Winter 1987 for a comprehensive article including many pictures. Best LK
On Wed, Jun 1, 2022 at 10:20 AM Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...
Thanks for everyone’s input I just need to make a run up to House of Trains and buy some paint. I probably won’t get to this project for a few weeks I’ve got to finish the X23 (working on the underframe today) and the three RI stock cars need to have their underframes finished.