This photo was taken in Carlsbad in 2008. This former Milwaukee Road covered hopper was sporting a scheme probably applied in 1970. The color was “Federal Yellow” which was, at one time, as bright as a school bus. Here we are 38 years later, and it is looking a bit haggard. Somehow, even though it is now “NAHX 53433,” I still love something about this car. By the way, the Milwaukee Road ceased to exist in 1985 when it was purchased by the Soo Line Railroad. You can still see a few cars lettered for the Milwaukee Road on the rails even today. In 2008, this one and “her sister” rolled through Roswell on the way to the Cavern City.