Re: box car colors

Barry Roth

On those dirty ol' reefers the UP and SP heralds/logos stand out is though they do not have the same coat of smuts as the rest of the sides. Except for the repack fields, the cars do not otherwise seem to have been sponged off, so does this result from the paint on the heralds being smoother and less retentive of road dirt?

Barry Roth

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

Tim O'Connor wrote:
This photo nicely illustrates why "which color is correct" is moot
unless you're modeling a brand new car -- In the
background of this shot you can see two IC box cars, and then two
P&LE box cars. Note the great contrast in the colors of cars
belonging to the same railroad.
And how about those three PFE reefers? <g>

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