Re: WP 50' SS Automobile car modelling questions
Garth Groff <ggg9y@...>
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Thanks for the clarification. As for the WP, the first delivered cars with silver/aluminum lettering were series 6601-6800 Greenville mill gondolas which began arriving in May 1949 (as offered by Proto 2000). There might have been a few repainted cars done with silver/aluminum lettering before this, possibly as a test, but they have escaped notice.
The WP's silver/aluminum lettering era lasted from May 1949 to September 1955, when 50' PS-1s arrived with the all-yellow "Feather River Route" scheme. However, the WP was extremely parsimonious about repainting cars, and a few with silver/aluminum lettering were still around long enough to be scrapped by the UP after the merger.
Since the 20551-20800 boxcars Richard mentions were delivered in 1947, it is doubtful if many were relettered with silver/aluminum paint, unless rebuilt from wreck damage. Their original paint would have been just eight years old at the end of the silver/aluminum paint era.
Garth G. Groff
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