Re: Tank car question
Richard, are you sure about the black paint? I have a 1952 color viewtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
of USAX 10983, and it definitely appears to be dark green -- like DGLE,
or Brunswick Green. The lettering is yellow. I think Proto 2000 (or maybe
Intermountain) did a green USAX tank car.
The "light gray" may be "imitation aluminum" -- the color of UPS trailers.
Some photos show DODX tank cars in an aluminum color, but that's well after
the STMFC era.
As has been discussed here a number of times, there are very few> correct paint schemes for this post WWII welded type 103W car. The
> most common would have been the US Army Transportation Corps. While
> the Transportation Corps did have some cars in a silver scheme, I'm
> not sure that these cars used that scheme. Additional cars were in
> the SHPX lease fleet (probably black), SL-SF and few in other private
Bruce is correct. Many prewar riveted USQX cars were painted