Re: MDT 6000-7999 reefers

Paul Doggett


Thank you I have just looked at your article in April 2004 Mainline modeler 

Paul Doggett.    England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 

On 18 Nov 2022, at 21:23, ROGER HINMAN via <rhinman11@...> wrote:

Be advised that the  Sunshine kit is based on the 8000 series of cars of which a smaller quantity were built. Rood and Ends and car height do not match the earlier 6000 and 7000 cars.

Roger Hinman

On Friday, November 18, 2022, 01:24:34 PM EST, anthony wagner <anycw1@...> wrote:

Paul, attached are color photos taken by Jack Delano in Chicago circa 1942-43. The cars are immediate predecessors of the 6000 series. The major difference was the application of steel ends on the 6000 series cars, but the paint scheme remained the same. MDT, a subsidiary of the NYC rr, began using gothic script in the mid-1950s but again the color scheme remained the same. I'm guessing the white scheme often seen on models was only used to show off the newest equipment and was replaced with the orange scheme as the cars were refurbished periodically every 5 to 7 or 8 years. Tony Wagner
On Friday, November 18, 2022 at 09:40:51 AM CST, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

Paul, how about these 2?

On Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 10:17 AM Paul Doggett via <> wrote:
Hi has anyone got photos of MDT 6000-7999 reefers in the orange scheme of the early 1950s please I am building a Sunshine kit.

Many thanks
Paul Doggett.    England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

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