of the mail and media handled on the ATSF originated in the New York area and
was received by the Santa Fe in Pennsy cars. The B60B was a common one seen on
The best review of these cars
appears on line in the Pennsy
Keystone Modeler, #31, February, 2006. These cars had several different paint
schemes and door configurations, so a modeler would be wise to varify which is
correct for his time period.
other recent Walther's productions, wire grabirons are included for the modeler
to drill and install and decals are included for car numbers. Underbody details
Released Oct, 2005, prewar paint with green trucks and underbody, dark brown roof,
rectangular door windows. Andy Miller reports, "many B60b's survived with
their rectangular windows until quite late in life, so the 5871 is usable for
the 50s if you repaint the trucks black." Since the Pennsy was not known
for having clean head-end and express cars, he adds, "You want to cover the
car with Rail Brown to weather it, and the older car would have had its paint
Released Oct., 2005, Late paint scheme with keystone heralds, modern door with
round window, black roof, underbody and trucks, messenger star and roof vents.
Since this is a messenger car, it would not normally be seen off of home rails.
Released Oct., 2005, Postwar paint, modern door with round window, black roof,
underbody and trucks, messenger star and roof vents. Andy Spirandeo reports that
these cars began in interchange head-end service in September 1948. Bob Zoeller
reports that to make this into a normal baggage car would require removal of the
star and roof vents. That may be one of the 2006 versions.
and input to Steve Sandifer.