Re: Northern Pacific Automobile Box Car NP 8029

Bruce Smith

Dennis, Tim,


I agree that the flat paint on the EP&SW car photo definitely hides the contrast. And frankly there are aspects of the EP&SW photo that make me think that the car sides might have been include in the obvious retouching of this photo, as well (“photoshopped” in the days when that was done with cardboard and an airbrush).


Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


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Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 2:01 PM
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Subject: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] Northern Pacific Automobile Box Car NP 8029


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On Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 07:52 AM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

Attached a photo of what new horizontal sheathing usually looks like.

But Tim, the photo of NP 8029 is also of a new car. The only difference is 1) the gloss level of the paint, 2) the angle of the lighting. I have often suspected that some builders photos were taken of cars specially painted for the photo; most obvious in the photos of cars painted gray with black lettering, but why not matte finish to best show off the design features without the distracting highlights?

Dennis Storzek

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