Re: NYC auto car,1952 era

Brian Carlson

Carl and Robert, Be careful here, the original P2k automobile box cars came
in the as built scheme with a black background in the NYC oval. This was in
use until early 1944. Starting in march of 1944 the black background was
removed. These cars were built in 1939 or 1941 (if I recall correctly) so
by 1952 many would have been repainted. Some railroads also removed the
"Automobiles" lettering from the sides of the cars post war, but I am not
sure about the NYC. I don't think P2k did the later scheme without the black
background or the 1955-1959 gothic scheme. if they did I'd like to know.

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Robert Bogie
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 8:03 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] NYC auto car,1952 era


The 50' double door automobile box car from Proto 2000 would be fine for
your purpose. They were released as kits and ready to run with 6 road
numbers each when originally released. The original NYC releases were
painted box car red which will suit the 1952 era. Other later releases from
Proto, were painted in Century green, which would not be appropriate for

Robert Bogie

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