SP Modelers, this book is for you! There are many illustrations in color to get your models as accurate as they can be.
This guide has been designed as a companion to the Southern Pacific Painting and Lettering Guide for locomotive and passenger cars published by the SPH&TS in 2013.
This title illustrates how Southern Pacific (and subsidiaries) owned freight cars were painted and lettered over the years, as well as Pacific Motor Trucking equipment used in TOFC (Trailer-on-Flatcar) service and rail cars from wholly-owned rail car leasing companies Evergreen and Golden West. Extensive coverage of painting and lettering practices for Pacific Fruit Express equipment is also included.
Coverage begins with the emergence of Common Standard practices in the 1880s (1906 for PFE) and continues through 1996. All information in this volume is based on official SP and Pacific Fruit Express, car and locomotive builder documents, plans and drawings. This book will be useful as a tool for historians and modelers.
Acknowledgements, pp. 5-8;
Overview of Freight Car Painting and Lettering, pp. 9-11;
System Painting and Lettering Prior to 1909, pp. 12-19;
Harriman Era Painting and Lettering 1909-1917, pg. 20;
SP System Painting and Lettering 1917-1921, pp. 21-29;
SP System Painting and Lettering 1921-1946, pp. 30-39;
SP System Painting and Lettering 1946-1955, pp. 40-51;
SP System Painting and Lettering Transition Era 1955-1958, pp. 52-63;
Early SP TOFC Painting and Lettering 1958-1961, pp. 64-76;
SP System Painting and Lettering 1958-1985, pp. 77-99;
SP System Painting and Lettering 1986-1996, pp. 100-108;
Pacific Fruit Express Painting and Lettering, pp. 109-188;
Appendix (SP Reporting Marks, Reweigh Station Codes, etc.), pp. 189-192.
Southern Pacific Historical and Technical Society, hardcover with jacket, 192 pages, standard landscape book 10 x 8 in., full Color photographs and illustrations, Appendix.