Conrail Blue Boxcar?

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by chessie4155, May 8, 2007.

  1. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    This is a Question for the Conrail experts. I've seen pics of Blue Boxcars with CR markings. I think these are O scale possibly HO, but My question is did the Real Conrail ever have any blue boxcars ? Thanks,
    Mark
  2. Triplex

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    I can't definitely say there weren't any. However, Conrail rolling stock was not normally blue. Boxcars were brown.
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  4. Triplex

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    What railroad owned that boxcar before Conrail?

    Anyway, a model of a Conrail blue boxcar is presumably wearing full Conrail lettering and "can opener" logo. Quite unprototypical. I have an old HO scale (Tyco?) 4-bay open hopper in Conrail blue, and I don't believe that's any more realistic.
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    Triplex: that's the car i was refering to..All blue with the CR logo and can opener. Thanks, I hadn't ever seen any and didn't think there were any.
    The car in the pic looks like a ex LNA&C car..
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    I have the photo encyclopedia of Conrail from 76-87 and the closest thing is those rare yellow can opener boxcars. Pretty much the only rolling stock that was blue was the cabooses and passenger cars. I did see a crane in there in Conrail blue.
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    Thanks for the help everyone..appreciate it.
    Mark