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When done properly.
Easy reply on this! Boiler Up!
No pictures at the moment but two of mine:
Union Pacific "We can handle it" Tuscan brown with patriotic herald
Florida East Coast Railway "Speedway to Sunshine"
Too many to have a favorite, but I'm fond of this series:
Central of Georgia RR. Fifty footer, black with large silver oval on sides.
Mine would be the original real life Southern Pacific Overnight Express boxcar. I apologize for not having a photo.
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:
Always have loved this one!
Along with the NYC's Pacemaker boxcars, you can't go wrong with the Rock Island's "Bankruptcy Blue"
Sorry, no picture.
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.
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.
C&O Cameo paint schemes are my favorites...
Love 'dem "Kitten Cars"!
Another vote for State of Maine boxcars.
I've always liked these.
No no no You've got it backwards.
Or upside down maybe
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
Central Early Bird....one of my favorites, from early on !
Hey Matt, where did you get the Hills Bros. Coffee car. I can still smell the coffee going across the bay bride. don
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
State of Maine with the full Red White and Blue door, never did like the full red door
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.
Found another favorite going through my computer this weekend.
I remember that I took this photo with an instamatic-type camera (126 film?) in 1984 while visiting friends in Rochester NY. I saw this car on a siding and stopped to take a pic.