Santa Fe Railway Painting and Lettering Guide
By Richard H. Hendrickson.
Richard Hendrickson, the leading historian of American freight car practice during the steam and early diesel eras, prepared this 68-page, spiral-bound book (to facilitate review while modeling), which covers general painting and lettering practices, paint colors, aging and weathering effects, and some issues to think about with dates for changes from one painting and lettering scheme to the next. It then includes passenger car paint schemes from 1910 to the end of the passenger car era, with separate sections on painting and lettering. Freight cars are addressed next, starting in 1910 and continuing to the 1980s. The final section addresses way cars (caboose cars) and maintenance-of-way equipment. The book is supplemented by appendices on Santa Fe car classes, Santa Fe tank car dome/band color schemes, Santa Fe slogans and system maps used on cars from 1940-1947 and similar helpful hints.
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