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- Northwestern green/yellow reefer color notes
Re: Northwestern green/yellow reefer color notes
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Charie your list looks good. But the underframes were black, side sill green. LK
I have my doubts that the underframes were always green
on the Y/G cars, as some photos
seem to show some contrast between the sides and the underset
side sill and end sill. On the
other hand I have one 1960's shot of a later repaint with a
definite green side sill. Just sayin' ... :-)
But maybe no one will notice in either case. :-D
On 6/2/2022 12:00 PM, Charlie Duckworth wrote:
I got a copy of the
Northwestern article that Lloyd mentioned; lots of information
but the painting details on the Y/G reefers doesn’t go into
any detail for modeling. It just states the cars were painted
Y/G starting in 1952. Based on previous responses here’s an
attempt to recap how a model should be painted.
Sides; base colors
yellow and green dividing line just above the lower hand grab
on the left side. Side hardware (ladders, hinges, door
locking mechanism) all green. Top hand grab on left is yellow
Ends; green including all hardware
Roof, ice hatches, vertical brake wheel and running board all
Any corrections or additional information.
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