locked Re: Silversides lettering color


George Eichelberger
 

Here is a list of color Silversides photos I took over the years. If there is a “pattern” in them, it is that Silversides were delivered with Red lettering in 1960. Green lettering on (1973?) modified cars.

1022 at B’ham 2-8-84, blt 2-60, reinforced for rotary dump svc (probably) 5-73 at Knoxville - green lettering
1067 at Asheville 7-22-89. original blt date is not readable, lettering is red, in poor condition and looks to be original
1106 at B’ham, Norris Yd. 4-6-86 car reweighed, dim data restenciled, lettering is red, blt 2-60
1125 at Asheville 10-23-73, car modified and re-stenciled green, blt 2-60
1181 at B’ham 2-8-84, modified lettering, green lettering (looks original incl ACI label) blt 2-60
1265 at Asheville 7-22-89, not modified, red lettering (poor condition, looks original w/ACI label), dim data had been changed new inspection label recently added. blt 2-60
1351 at B’ham, unmodified, red lettering in poor condition, looks original w/ACI label, new inspection stencil recently added, blt 3-60
Note first “!” in car’s road number on side is completely obliterated, reads “351”
1363 at B’ham 10-1-82, car not modified, red lettering in poor condition, looks original w/ACI label, new inspection stencil recently added, blt 3-60
1375 at B’ham 4-6-86, car not modified, red lettering in poor condition, looks original w/ACI label, new inspection stencil recently added, dim data re-stenciled 3-86, blt 3-60
1377 at B’ham, car modified (4-79?), (dark) green lettering, blt 3-60
1430 at B’ham 2-8-84, car not modified, red lettering in poor condition, looks original w/ACI label, new inspection stencil recently added, blt 3-60
1539 at Asheville 10-23-73, modified 5-73, dark green or black lettering, blt 3-60
1656 at Birmingham 9-30-82, not modified, red lettering looks original, blt 3-60
1685 at B’ham 10-1-82, not modified, red lettering looks original, blt 4-60
1709 at Howells in Atlanta 10-28-83, not modified, red lettering, blt 3-60 (Note: car is not in unit train)

I have many more color photos of covered hoppers. Most are black or green lettering except Big Johns are either green or red. Nothing else in red may indicate that was not a “standard” color?

Ike

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