Re: P&WV "Symbol of Service" paint scheme
The dates on some Paul Dunn negative sleeves are bogus. At times
they conflict with the reweigh date in the photo.
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original envelopes, I can say that Paul?rarely put color data on the
envelopes. His early negatives, to the end of the 1950s, were usually
in pale brown cash envelopes a little bigger then a 616 negative,
with the data typewritten on the envelope. In the 1960s he switched
to glassine envelopes with the data hand written on it.
location, and date. Only if the car color or marking was new or
unusual (such as one of the first PRR orange cabooses), did he add a
notation (such as "Orange" or "Large Lettering") on the envelope.
collection, he put a lot of negatives, which he evidently did not
take himself, in white envelopes made by cutting down larger ones and
sealing one end with a small sticker, with the data hand written on
the envelope. And that data was?quite unreliable, BTW. It appeared
that he had acquired the negatives from others who didn't supply
data, so he just made up whatever he liked. In extreme cases the
results were ludicrous: dates years before the cars were built or
last repacked, summer dates with several inches of snow on the
ground, and (in the days before run-through)?cabooses?hundreds of
miles from home rails. Sometimes he even ignored data that was hand-
inked on the margins of the negative.
have taken the negative himself, or it can be clearly identified via
other means as having been taken when/where he says it was. Many of
his own freight car negatives seem to have been taken in the PRR yard
along the banks of the?Muskingum River in Zanesville and are easily
identified by the background of tall trees. Paul did trade with other
photographers, but only occasionally did he specify who they were.
photographers of freight cars. He apparently started to take them in
the early 1940s (though ones that old are rare), and kept at it
fairly heavily through the 1960s, when 616 film became scarce.
in use by April 1954. Photos of 1200 series are from cars built 2-47 by
AC&F (series 1200-1299). Photos of the 1300 series are PS-1s builtMcCoid
photo at Tacoma, Washington, 2-18-55, Bob's Photo.photo
ca. 1956, Richard Burg collection.1950s,
Bob Lorenz collection.R.I.,
Bob's Photo. (original paint)were.
The 1236 doesn't look black, but the photo was taken with fullsunlight
on the broadside view, so anything is possible. I wonder if PaulDunn
made any comments about the color on the negative sleeve.