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  • Ex-Lackawanna Passenger Cars

    The Raritan River Railroad purchased passenger cars in 1915 from the Lackawanna that were built in 1899. What would have been the color if they were not repainted?

    Lou

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    Hello, Lou...

    In 'Erie/DL&W Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment' by Larry DeYoung and Mike Del Vecchio, there is a very brief mention about the wood coach color on p.78. The coaches were open platform day coaches made by ACF and it is believed they were painted a brown color, common for the era in the way that green became the default standard with the steel cars. Hope this helps!

    Russ

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    • #3
      Hmmm, that muddies the water. We were told by one person that they had seen a door or something that was "green", and Mr. Kipp said they were "red", I believe a reference to PRR Tuscan Red. We don't know if they were repainted or not, and it is difficult, if not impossible to tell from B&W pictures.

      Thanks, Lou

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      • #4
        Hey, Lou...

        At this point in time, the only sure source would have to as close to the manufacturer's records as can be had. Even the reference cited is removed...it's based on research from Topps when they were looking for info from ACF for their railroad car card series. Look for my PM.

        Russ

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