N&W Business car color scheme

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N&W Business car color scheme

Postby TCurtin » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:43 pm

Back in 1968 I was on a fantrip that had an N&W heavyweight business car in the consist. i vaguely recall this car having a blue and yellow color scheme. Does that sound right? Where's there a photo of wat that would have looked like?
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Re: N&W Business car color scheme

Postby Noel Weaver » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:14 am

Blue was used quite a bit on the former Wabash and after the N & W took over the Wabash and others I seem to think they used the blue for some locomotives and passenger cars for a period before the passenger cars went back to red and the locomotives generally to black.
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Re: N&W Business car color scheme

Postby charlie6017 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:01 am

Hi Tom,

Did the car look like the one pictured in the link below or was there more yellow involved than just the
lettering?

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Re: N&W Business car color scheme

Postby TCurtin » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:23 pm

Charlie, The photo you posted may be the colors of the car I'm wondering about , I honestly do not remember the precise details. 45 years is a long time to carry colors in your head!!

If you keep old issues of Trains (or have the Trains magazine DVD set) look at pp 38-39 0f the March 69 isssue which has photos of the fantrip I'm talking about. The N&W Business car is the second car behind the locomotive (which is NKP 759. First car behind the locomotive is a baggage car). The photos are unfortunately all black & white shots and kind of dark.

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