As for the All blue 510-523 series, the & (ampersand) should be there. The picture posted may have been as they were being painted or something. I don't know why it isn't there. All of the other shots of the cars I have do indeed have it. Spend the extra and put it in man! :D
Great: I go and use the one screwball picture that exists as a prototype reference. It's all your fault for posting it!
Well, maybe I'll just leave it and paint another one up. The boxcar I've already done is heavily weathered and I can just say the ampersand is meant to have worn off.
As to the 400 series, I'm on my second, now, and I plan to paint up more as I mixed too much paint and need to get rid of it. But now I know what their correct markings are. Thank you so much. On to the yellow refrigerator cars!
Orange and white boxcars, reddish orange boxcars, baby blue boxcars, canary yellow refrigerator cars, orange and black coaches, combines, cabooses and locomotives...I can't think of a more colorful railroad!
If I've left anything out of the above litany, please feel free to fill in the blanks. I've developed a sort of modelling fetish of the A&A's more obscure equipment. So far, baby blue boxcars take the cake, though. I'm half tempted to trick out my model of No. 14 in her red, white, blue and orange 1976 Bicentennial colors.
Well...only half tempted.