Southern Pacific Freight Car Painting and Lettering Guide
Includes Pacific Fruit Express
By Dick Harley & Anthony W. Thompson.
11" x 8 1/2" horizontal format, library bound hardcover with color dust jacket, 192 pages, full color throughout, appendix. 2016.
"This guide has been designed as a companion to the Southern Pacific Painting & Lettering Guide for locomotive and passenger cars published by the SPH&TS in 2013.
"It illustrates how Southern Pacific's (and subsidiaries') - owned freight cars were painted and lettered over the years, as well as PMT trucking equipment used in TOFC service and rail cars from wholly-owned rail car leasing companies Evergreen and Golden West. Extensive coverage of painting and lettering practices for Pacific Fruit Express equipment is also included.
"Coverage begins with the emergence of Common Standard practices in the 1880s (1906 for PFE) and continues through 1996.
"All information in this volume is based on official SP and Pacific Fruit Express, car and locomotive builder documents, plans and drawings. Both historians and modelers will find this book an invaluable tool."