Re: Route of the Phoebe Snow on Freight Cars


The Phoebe Snow campaign re-began when William White became President in 1941. She appeared on War Bonds campaigns, and her first use on boxcar side was on the April 1942 batch of boxcars from Magor, the 51000-series. Everything built earlier than that was a repaint. By the later 1950s all wood-bodied boxcars in service was in the billboard paint.

On the 46000-series cars with the shorter inside height, the billboard looked a little squashed. On the 36-foot cars it looked really squashed.

Here's a handy eBay grab of one in the billboard paint.

Hope you can post a picture of your finished model.

Mike Del Vecchio

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