Re: C&O "For Progress"


Scott Pitzer
 

--- In STMFC@..., "Schuyler Larrabee" <schuyler.larrabee@...> wrote:


There was another time marker in the C&O For Progress logo, when the line above the train went from
a wavy line indicating steam locomotive smoke, to a straight line, which came about because of
dieselization.

What was the official date for this transition?
The straight line (and lowered, centered PROGRESS) started showing up on freight cars and cabooses as early as November 1954.
Some shops did repaints with the obsolete version for several years; in fact, some ex-PM box cars which got their first C&O lettering at ex-PM shops in the mid-50s didn't get ANY logos (they were lettered in the pre-1948 scheme.)

Scott Pitzer

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