Re: C&O "For Progress"


Group (and C&O Mavens in particular)

Can anyone advise as to when the C&O first started lettering box cars with the "For Progress" slogan, and in addition, when they started using that slogan on oxide red cars, but were doing so in yellow versus white?

I have a few color images of those cars (w/yellow "For Progress" on red car with black ends and roof) floating in some northbound D&H merchandise trains on their Penn Division, circa 1950.

More data on specific a date for that scheme would be much appreciated.


Matt Forsyth

Modeling the D&H Penn Division/
Erie Jefferson Division in
"O" scale, Fall of 1951

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