UNION PACIFIC CABOOSE COLOR


WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Does anyone know what year Union Pacific shifted from boxcar red to armour yellow in their caboose
paint scheme?

Thamks on advance for any help:

Bill Pardie


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Does anyone know what year Union Pacific shifted from boxcar red to
armour yellow in their caboose
paint scheme?

Thamks on advance for any help:

Bill Pardie
From page 248 0f Strack and Ehernberger's most excellent book "Cabooses of the Union Pacific Railroad":

"In June 1947, instructions were issued to change UP's cabooses from freight car red....to yellow...."

Ed

Edward Sutorik


Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

Bill Pardie asks:

Does anyone know what year Union Pacific shifted from boxcar red to
armour yellow in their caboose
paint scheme?
UP began painting cabooses yellow in July, 1947, and the process continued through the end of 1948. Reference Union Pacific Freight Cars 1936-51 by Terry Metcalfe.

Mike Brock