…. While I'm not a fan of some of the blocky graphics on Williams freight cars and the glossy finish that seems to be on much of the older Williams stuff, …..
If you don't like the glossy finish (I don't either), I suggest that you strip the details and "windows" off the body and give it a coat of Testors "DullCoat".
I've done this on a couple LTI products that had a shine that I didn't care for, and I am very happy with the results. Easy and a postwar Lionel looking finish