Re: Seeking Santa Fe Help


Tom Madden
 

The Santa Fe society's refrigerator car book, page 257, says the boxcars converted for ice service were painted "....the same colors as M-W cars. Battleship gray - entire car bodies, including underfame and trucks. Black - flexible metal-sheathed roofs and running boards, lettering. Mineral Brown - wood-sheathed roofs and running boards."

I took the attached photo of a former Bx-3 (or 6) at the Grand Canyon in September 1961. Roof color not obvious but everything else is certainly gray.

Tom Madden

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