Sunday, July 23, 2017

Blue Conrail box cars

Vindicated at last! I had painted and letter four blue Conrail boxcars before finding out Conrail didn't really have any blue boxcars - just one that was painted blue for a trial. Now Ray Grossman came up with a photo of the blue Conrail boxcar! Turns out I wasn't too far off, after all. Here's the prototype, and one of mine.


  1. I think the Conrail boxcar was a former Erie Lackawanna boxcar, used in captive Best Foods Company service.

    1. I believe you are correct. I have seen other pics of blue CR boxcars where the patch job is pretty clearly over EL markings. Thanks for visiting!