Re: black, or blue?
Thank You, Tim, for mentioning the site! I found construction photos of B&O M-55A boxcars!toggle quoted message Show quoted text
PS don't tell anyone :-)
--- On Sat, 11/13/10, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Subject: [STMFC] RE: black, or blue?
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 1:06 PM
Frank & Garth
Thanks I checked further and got other confirmations that it is
solid black with white lettering. Some cars in the 1950's got
solid black with yellow lettering too, and sometimes the brake
wheel and housing were painted a bright yellow! The photo does
make it appear that the sides and ends are different colors, but
the end may have received "car cement" while the sides got glossy
Also the running board is clearly unpainted, but I wonder if the
roof was painted or left unpainted?
I don't know off hand if it was this number series, but I have seen colour
photos of solid-black (with white lettering) C&O boxcars, which scheme
dates to some time in the 1950s... going by that, I would say that this
car is also solid black.
C&O box car paint color?