Re: WWII War bond cars


The Santa Fe Painting and Lettering Guide details the Buy War Bonds on ATSF cars. There is a 1945 photo of BX-36 #149149. Another photo in the Santa Fe Modeler shows 148447, also a BX-36, with the slogan. The painting began in September of 1942. 368 cars, all BX-36, received the treatment. An order issued March 11, 1947 was to remove the slogan when the cars came through for painting. "It is safe to assume that some BX-36s survived at least into the early 50s with their.... slogans intact." Athearn produced two numbers of their ATSF box cars with Buy War Bonds on them.

J. Stephen (Steve) Sandifer
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----- Original Message -----
From: ed_mines
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 2:14 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: WWII War bond cars

--- In STMFC@..., "Michael Bishop" <goldrod_1@...> asked:
Did any other railroads have cars with "Buy War Bonds" slogans?

I have photos of a red, white & blue Swifts reefer which I think has
that slogan, A URTX R,W,& B URTX tank car possibly with that slogan and
a R,W & B Erie 4900 series caboose which may have had the slogan.


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