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 TAANM RR Box Cars 1890

Ann Arbor Box Cars
1895

Ann Arbor Flat Cars
1895

TAANM RR Flat Cars 1890

Ann Arbor Box Cars
6000 series

Ann Arbor Tank Car
500

Frankfort Southeastern RR Box Cars 1890

 Ann Arbor RR Box Cars 1100 series

Ann Arbor RR Flat cars 900 series

Frankfort Southeastern RR Flat Cars 1890

AA Gondola Cars

 

Wabash Paint List

 AA Refrigeration Cars

 AA Stock Cars


Notes on Box cars by Craig Wilson
Actually the vast majority of Ann Arbor RR boxcar paint schemes did indeed have the reporting marks on the left side of the door with the "ANN ARBOR" roadname on the right side.  These included the first two groups of Pullman Standard PS-1 boxcars (300- and 400- series).  Many cars got repainted with a large (60-inch) pennant herald on the right side with the "ANN ARBOR" roadname on the left side (higher on the body) - but on these repaints the reporting marks were on the left side 

The change to the reporting marks on the right side of the door begins with the 1200-1399 and 1400-1409 series PS-1 boxcars.  Note that these cars were the first to have the "Direct Route, Linking East-North-West" slogans and this was located on the right side of the door along with the smaller pennant herald and reporting marks.  The "ANN ARBOR" roadname on these cars is located on the left side of the door.  After 1963 many of these PS-1's had the small pennant heralds replaced by a DT&I-style compass herald.  There are (rare) photos that show some of the 400-series cars using the "Direct Route" slogan on the right side along with the pennant herald and reporting marks.  These are no double, repaints as well.  None of the 300-series cars got repainted with the "Direct Route" slogan.

 

By Henry F. Burger
   Feb. 1, 2008 Updates Aug. 30, 2014