Thanks Jim for your response,
Good info!! I should need to get a copy of Johnson's L&N Color Guide.
I first had an HO model of an L&N 40 foot,(PS-1 [?]) boxcar from,
Varney (?), Athearn (?) back in 1961. It got lost in our moving that
year. I always really liked that boxcar.
When I was in Salem, Indiana, in about 2001, there was still an old
L&N, 40 foot boxcar, (Ps-1 ? ), parked on a CSX siding there. It
reminded me of that old boxcar. The CSX used it for "parts-storage".
Yes, I think that the "DF", (Damage-Free), lettering was still on
it's side. I have photos of it stored away here to confirm that,
if/when I can find them. "Dates" might still be legible, maybe, since
the car was quite weathered.
Thanks, Paul Hillman
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "James F. Brewer" <jfbrewer@c...> wrote:
According to Steve D. Johnson in L&N Color Guide, Volume 1 (MorningSun
Books) blue was first applied to boxcars to signify they wereequipped with
load retaining devices, particularly DF belt rails; he indicatesthat
"later" some boxcars fitted with only lading tie anchors and evensome
standard XM boxcars were painted blue.taken at
Chicago, IL in September 1960. The car is still stenciled "NEW 8-57." This
car is equipped with DF loaders.ACF in
December 1960; it is stenciled "NEW 12-60" and is boxcar red/brown.only been
used on the DF equipped cars; otherwise, they were standard boxcar