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Les Beckman

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White Stripe "The Hoosier Line" box cars
« on: June 16, 2021, 06:54:05 pm »
Can anyone tell me what year the Monon started painting "The Hoosier Line" in the white stripe at the top of their boxcars?  I'm sure that this has been asked before (and answered), but I can't seem to find it on the MONON BOARD.

Thanks!


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Ryan Rybarczyk

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Re: White Stripe "The Hoosier Line" box cars
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2021, 11:32:59 am »
I believe they started in 1952 but someone can check me on that.

Les Beckman

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Re: White Stripe "The Hoosier Line" box cars
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2021, 03:16:50 pm »
Thanks Ryan!


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Stew Winstandley

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Re: White Stripe "The Hoosier Line" box cars
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2021, 03:02:21 pm »
Were the stripes white or light gray?

Les Beckman

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Re: White Stripe "The Hoosier Line" box cars
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2021, 05:50:57 pm »
Stew -

Good question.  The "white" band at the top of Nickel Plate Road cabooses that highlighted the "Nickel Plate High Speed Service" was actually light gray and not white.  Perhaps the white band on the Monon box cars was light gray too. 

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Ryan Rybarczyk

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Re: White Stripe "The Hoosier Line" box cars
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2021, 02:17:08 pm »
I think Mont once said that they were an off-white color...not light gray though.