Re: SP Gothic Lettering

Walter M. Clark

Brian (and Tim),

Southern Pacific Freight Cars, Volume 1: Gondolas and Stock Cars, by
Anthony W. Thompson, page 23, shows a B-50-25 that was repainted into
that scheme in August, 1955, which was "an early car so painted," so
Tim was exactly right.

Walter M. Clark
Time stopped in November 1941
Riverside, California

--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@c...> wrote:

Brian it was somewhere around 1955, but Tony Thompson wrote the book
on it (literally) so he'll know the exact date. Later SP stopped using
both the Sunset emblem and the road name, and went to using only the
road name. That happened prior to 1960 also.

I was looking at some Red Caboose kits and came across an 37 AAR
car with
the SP B&W circular herald on the right side and Gothic "Southern
on the left above the reporting marks. When did the SP go to this
paint job
and how common was it?
Brian J Carlson P.E.
Cheektowaga NY

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