Re: ATSF MOW cars


Good point, but remember that the entire car was silver on the Santa
Fe, so even if the roof got dirty, the sides would stay cleaner and
retain their reflective properties to a greater extent.

Walt Lankenau

--- In STMFC@..., Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

PFE did this test too, with aluminum-painted roofs, and got the
same result; but when they repeated the test after a month in service,
during which roofs got dirty, there was then NO temperature difference
between aluminum, white, or BCR paint colors. Did Santa Fe ever
re-check with dirty roofs?

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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