I asked the PM-list:I have both builder's and in-service photos of these cars which show bothI am working on an ECW 90 ton depressed center flat in HO and a pair of the
original and later lettering arrangements. Though both photos are b/w, it
appears to me that, in both the 1941 builder's shot and the 1943 in-service
photo, the cars are painted mineral red; perhaps Jeff English can enlighten
us further on this subject. I can scan my photos for you if you can
receive JPEG files.
Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520