Re: NP Painting Question

Richard Hendrickson

On Apr 22, 2005, at 9:42 AM, railsnw1 wrote:

Have a question about the paint scheme on Northern Pacific boxcars in
the 1950's. I know the bodies, steps, ladders, etc. are boxcar red but
what color are the trucks and airbrake components, red or black?


NP box cars built during the mid-to-late 1940s came from the builders with black trucks, underframes, and ends and mineral red sides, doors and roofs. However, the NP (like many other RRs) painted everything mineral red when the cars were repainted in the 1950s.

Richard Hendrickson

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