Discussion in 'Heavyweight Cars' started by chris, Oct 19, 2002.
#768 and 760. Drawings courtesy of Art Marsh.
All of the following courtesy of Art Marsh.
752, 754, 757
Were these cars ever painted blue and white and used in Meteor service?
Sorry for the delay; I'm a wee bit behind in keeping up with posts.
Looks like Karl is on it! See his post from 10-19 for Zephyr blue/white cars as of 1945...
Thanks for posting, Karl...superb info!
Thanks Chris - I've been away frm the forum for awhile - this will help me get a start.
Does anyone have a copy of an Art Johnson photo of 773, 774, or 775 as used on the Will Rogers? Please scan and e mail it to me. Tnx, Doug
I think it has been well-established that there were never any Blue & White Pullman cars, but was there any effort made to keep otherwise all B&W consists together on any trains other than the Meteor and the Firefly? There were certainly many more cars painted than were needed for those two trains.
Gordon--In the "St. Louis Glory" video (from Herron, I believe) several Frisco trains from the late 40's just have the b/w cars mixed in--a coach here, a baggage there etc. Same with all the still photos I've seen. I just think there weren't enough of them to have dependable full consists. My opinion.
Saw this today. Sorry if a repeat elsewhere:
ACF Builder Photo of 775 SLSF Chair Car:
John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library
I have added another scan (Higher resolution) of the 766-769 cars.
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