Re: NP Painting Question

Jerry <jrs060@...>

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@o...>

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, you got to this one before me, and you are indeed
correct. But let me say for anyone who is interseted that the
NP also painted the roofs of there composite box car fleet black
all during the 1940's. This is well shown in the color photos
taken during WWII here in Chicago by Jack Delano for the


Jerry Stewart
Chicago, Ill.

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