Three Cars Get New Identities
ICG 822649, TGN 403056, and TGN 403222 Get Decals
Today some decaling was on the task list. Specifically the three cars painted yesterday would become ICG 822649, TGN 403056, and TGN 403222.
ICG 822649 is the third Walthers 50' Seico Pulpwood Flatcar I pained Scalecoat II IC Orange and lettered for the Illinois Central Gulf using Daniel Kohlberg's decal set ICG-32. The earlier cars completed are ICG 822604 and ICG 822676.
The other cars and Daniel Kohlberg's template made fast work of the decal application. I do enjoy working with these decals. Putting the cars together reminded me that the underframe should be painted black. I am not really sure that I will take the time to correct this as I plan to keep the car upright!
Next on the work table were the two Gunderson 2420 gondolas. Since I repainted a MP car and a CNW car one has black trucks and one has brown trucks. I am thinking about painting all of the trucks brown but I have not made up my mind.
And below are a few more imags of the work completed at the end of the day:
Black trucks or brown....that is the question!
11/30/2015 09:26:19 pm
Most people don't think of this detail but after spending the last 60+ years it seems when a car is new or newly repainted the trucks are almost always included,except where the Railroad or car owner said differently. The TT cars that I remember new were all black with the yellow body. Also when a derailment or any accident where the trucks were separated from the body would be a time when different trucks might end up being a different color
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