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Subject: Re: [CBQ] Black box car [1 Attachment]
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Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:56:04 -0400
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September 14, 2015
Rupert - Perhaps, the idea that the Q had some box cars painted black in the early 1900s came from photographs taken at the time that showed some cars painted a very "dark"color. I've attached an image of such a box car 101417 built in 1907 by the Standard Steel Car Company of Butler, PA. I don't think this particular car is painted back, but could be a dark mineral red. Just an idea.... Granted, it's all but impossible to judge true paint colors from a black and white photograph. Best Regards - Louis 
Louis Zadnichek II
Fairhope, AL
In a message dated 9/8/2015 4:43:14 P.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:

I’ve received a query regarding the colour of CB&Q box cars in the early 1900’s, as to whether they were painted anything other than mineral red. Apparently there was a reference “somewhere” to black box cars although I have no recollection of that being discussed on the List.

The only suggestion that comes to mind would be the hearse cars 10000-10005, where black might have been considered a more appropriate colour.  Any suggestions?

Rupert Gamlen
Auckland NZ


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