Just curious what boxcar paint scheme would be your favorite?  Doesn't have to fit your layout or the road names that you run on your layout.
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There are so many I like that's a tough one for me to answer, but if push came to shove, I would pick this with either Southern Pacific or Cotton Belt painted on one end.  Reminds me of when I was just a boy and my whole life was ahead of me.

 

 

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Union Pacific "We can handle it" Tuscan brown with patriotic herald

 

Florida East Coast Railway "Speedway to Sunshine"

 

Mark

I'll second TrainsRMe; the State of Maine Products are my favorite boxcar paint scheme.  I've got two of the BAR version and one of the New Haven.

Curt
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State of Maine boxcars.  What other boxcar from a small railroad has been offered more often over the decades in so many scales?

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Originally Posted by BARailroad:

State of Maine boxcars.  What other boxcar from a small railroad has been offered more often over the decades in so many scales?

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i'll second that opinion...

 

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(that's a Marx O gauge car on the roofwalk)

 

cheers...gary

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I personally like this one.

 

 

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Ron Tucker

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TCA, TTOS, NCT, LCCA, PRRT&HS

 

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Originally Posted by Steamer:

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I like this one too.  To bad it didn't last long.

Ron

 

TCA, TTOS, NCT, LCCA, PRRT&HS

 

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!  Author Sherry Anderson

Mine has to be the Lionel Warbonnet.  Lionel did an entire series of Warbonnet freight cars and a caboose back in 2010 (I think).  I didn't know about them until they were all sold out, and now the prices are astronomical!

 

 

 

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Not an easy question for me as I have several.

Paul, the one above was on my list. 

So I assume the question only pertains to paint schemes and not slogans.

I’m more attracted to slogan cars which are mostly black, brown or boxcar red.

 

I’ll pick this one I guess?

 

 

 

 

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Mine would be the original real life Southern Pacific Overnight Express boxcar. I apologize for not having a photo.

Respectfully,

"Pappy"

My Two-Cents                 

 

Originally Posted by Mill City:

Too many to have a favorite, but I'm fond of this series:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay... I'll take a shot: You like the GN?

 

 

 

Reckon' I'm the odd man out again.  Ever since I was a kid I liked the types of boxcars I saw around KC: Boxcar reds, browns, tuscan... the other loud/bright ones didn't show up much in the "work a day" world around KC I was exposed to.

 

The boxcar included with my original Lindberg Lines HO set I received as a kid in 1962 had a boxcar red C&NW boxcar in it. In fact, all of the cars in it were "typical"... (including a switch engine) so I loved it that set.

 

Here's a close facsimile of the Lindberg set of which I refer:

 

 

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This one is that spectacular Lionel car with Walthers decals.  The PRR is done with decals copied from the smaller car on top - an old metal Varney car from 1950.

I have to second the "Pacemaker" paint job.
 
James
 
Originally Posted by Putnam Division:

Always have loved this one!

 

 

 

 

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Back in the late 70's I remember walking to school and seeing a yellow RailBox boxcar on the tracks. That was one good looking boxcar. I have the MPC version somewhere.

SAL PS1 24136 model

That SEABOARD just looks great IMO, but if I wasn't modeling SAL I'd be all over the Great Northern, great graphics and great colors.

MODELING SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA

4+ years and STILL Having A Blast Running BPRC

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These two C&NWs, the name and the longhand lettering.  But my favorite would the the last, the overall flow and the oval herald.

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Gentlemen,

   Actually one of my non Tin Plate favorite new Box Cars is made by Menard's, their simple classic Military Ammo Box Car is just fantastic, being a conservative kind of military guy this was a welcome addition to my US Army Special Forces Train.

 

David one of our OGR members, sold me a serious Atlas PRR Insulated Box Car, which is really quite nice also, great looking Atlas PRR Tuscan Box Car.

 

PCRR/Dave

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Never worry about what other people think, be strong and walk in the way of the Lord.

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Another vote for State of Maine boxcars.

Jim

 

Genesee Valley & Lake Ontario RR

. . .in the beautiful Bristol Hills area of the NY Finger Lakes region . . .

No no no You've got it backwards.

 

 

 

 

Or upside down maybe

 

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 Actually the Goat Northern logo alone is fine by me. Green a bonus & green & orange another bonus!

 Alaska, and the WP feather are up there too ...right with St.O.M. & the SOO.

I like  the lady with the broom on the Old Dutch Cleanser car

  

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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This is a tough one... Kind of like declaring which is your favorite child.  Here they are in no particular order.

 

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Even though I'm a Milwaukee fan I grew up in Northern California with the Northwestern Pacific. These are my two favs. Don

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Lionel Great Northern USRA Double-sheathed Box Car

Union Pacific Boxcar

Hills Bros Coffee Box car

Superintendent, Inland Valley Division, Brisbane & Bushong Railroad

Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return.
Edward M. Forster

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Hey Matt, where did you get the Hills Bros. Coffee car. I can still smell the coffee going across the bay bride. don

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Originally Posted by scale rail:

Hey Matt, where did you get the Hills Bros. Coffee car. I can still smell the coffee going across the bay bride. don

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Don, it's an Atlas product.  They still carry them. Hills Brothers actually had two of their own box cars.  The building is still there...with the big red sign...but it's an office building now.  Matt 

Superintendent, Inland Valley Division, Brisbane & Bushong Railroad

Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return.
Edward M. Forster

Originally Posted by Gilly@N&W:

C&O Cameo paint schemes are my favorites...

 

 

Love 'dem "Kitten Cars"!

One vote from me and one vote from my roommate "Chessie Marie" the cat the road for which she was named after cause when sleeping she is a dead-ringer!

Seems like there was another thread with this same question a couple months ago.  My answer is still the same.  Santa Fe all the way.

Three-way tie between Rutland green & yellow, New York Central's jade green,

Great Northern's orange (postwar # 6464-25).

 

     Hoppy

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