General Service Interior Boxcar Color

Discussion in 'Boxcars' started by gjslsffan, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I want to model some boxcars with open sliding doors. Can anyone tell us what color the inside of 1860-1980 Boxcars were? I am thinking White or light colors.
  2. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Supporter

    The colors would have been whatever the different stages (ages) of un-painted lumber looked like.

    Tom G.
  3. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    Like he said, but I remember seeing some with a varnish coating.
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  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Sorry guys I meant 1960-1980 (typo) I was trying to refer to the more modern 50-60 ft steel cars. I guess they could have been lined with wood inside as well. I just assumed they were steel on the inside. I dont know. We don't see many boxcars thru here at all, much less w the doors open.
    Sorry for the confusion.
  5. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Tom, back in the mid 70's, I worked at the Panel Track, and spent some time in the scrap yard, which was right beside the panel track. The floors was hardwood oak and the sides was Plywood. Most of the siding was burned. The flooring was close to three inches thick and disappeared. Some went to a trailer that I made, in my garage. The flooring looked to be somewhat varnished, but mostly worn off. The siding was plain, dry and in the dark. Not too weathered
    To all the rivet counters, this is just as it appeared, you know, the flooring could have been 2 and 63/64 ths.
    William Jackson
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  6. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Bill
    That what I was wondering.

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