Correct Colors of a NKP Rebuilt Boxcar circa late 1940's

Eric Thur


My next kit to finally complete is Sunshine's 64.8 NKP 10'6" Rebuild with the opening end door.
 In checking the PDS photos, I only see cars painted a solid Freight car color, sides and ends. The sheet states that the cars were painted a Freight car Red/Brown Color with Black End's and Roof's. When doing an internet photo search, I find Solid colored Steam Era Boxcars, ones with Boxcar Red sides and Roof's with Black ends. Ones with just Black roofs, so I'm confused ?

What would the correct color combination be for this model as rebuilt in 1948? Is the main color, Boxcar Red, Oxide Red or Mineral Brown?

 Eric Thur

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