When done properly.
Always have loved this one!
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.
Easy reply on this! Boiler Up!
The AT&SF in red
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.
State of Maine boxcars. What other boxcar from a small railroad has been offered more often over the decades in so many scales?
i'll second that opinion...
(that's a Marx O gauge car on the roofwalk)
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!