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.