Re: C&O "For Progress"

Tim O'Connor

Scott, those were two different PS lots:

C&O series 16000-16999 blt 1950 PS lot 5983 8' IY Yellow ltr
C&O series 17000-17999 blt 1951 PS lot 8017 8' IY Yellow ltr

Anyone know what was different about those PS-1 box cars than most
1950-1953 PS-1 box cars? Kadee surely would have produced this paint
scheme if any of their models matched the prototype. It may be something
as simple as rivets on the ends. I know this has stopped Kadee on some
other paint schemes.

Tim O'Connor

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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