Re: C&O "For Progress"

Scott Pitzer

--- In STMFC@..., "mforsyth127" <mforsyth127@...> wrote:

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

The "For Progress" slogan was applied from early 1948 on.

Thanks for the insight. Do you have any idea about the yellow on red car versus the white on red car?
40' PS-1 box cars with 8' doors #16000-17999 were delivered starting in late 1950, with yellow lettering (sans-serif.)
(#16249 blt 12-50; #17099 blt 8-51.)

The yellow didn't hold up well, and some of these cars turn up in mid-50s photos relettered in the standard style (white roman) that was used before and after them.
In 1957 yellow lettering started to make a comeback.

Scott Pitzer

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