SAL Budd Passenger Cars : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread

Con-Cor has released the new N-Scale Budd passenger cars and they look great. However, the trucks are painted silver. What year did SAL start painting these trucks black?

-- Carey Stevens (, March 30, 2000


Forgot to mention one more item-remember that the very first of the pre war Budd cars had a special truck which had an extension on which the brake cylinders were mounted.

-- Michael W. Savchak (Savchak, March 31, 2000.

All of the pre war and the 1947-49 built cars were delivered with silver painted trucks. The 1955 built cars, however, were delivered with black trucks. As a wild guess, unless some one else has a better date, I feel that the cahnge came around 1953.

-- Michael W. Savchak (Savchak, March 31, 2000.

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