Morning Sun Books Inc 1950s Freight Car Color Guide

Morning Sun Books Inc 1950s Freight Car Color Guide

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A must-have for modelers and fans, the 1950s Freight Car Color Guide Volume 1: Boxcars from Morning Sun Books is a treasure trove of large-format, color images. The 1950s are arguably the classic era for freight cars, pre-dating the mergers that would erase many venerable roads and leave us with new names such as Penn Central, Seaboard Coast Lines, and Erie-Lackawanna. In the 1950s, "boxcar red" was everywhere, but colorful new paint schemes were arriving and turning heads. It was the final decade of friction bearings and roofwalks, and the ultimate years of stock cars, ice-bunker refrigerator cars, and even the XM 40' boxcar!