NP Boxcars, one of my favorite schemes…

Towards the end, the Northern Pacific had some beautiful boxcars.  Surprisingly, there has not been many of their cars available from the high-quality manufacturers.  My favorite scheme that I wish to highlight, is their pine tree green scheme.

NP #1953 in Poughkeepsie, New York May 29, 1978,  Photo by  William Rogerson, courtesy www.rrpicturesarchive.net

NP #1953 in Poughkeepsie, New York May 29, 1978, Photo by William Rogerson, courtesy http://www.rrpicturesarchive.net

NP #2901 in Vidalia,  Georgia on April 29, 1993.  ©photo  F. Will Martin, courtesy http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/

NP #2901 in Vidalia, Georgia on April 29, 1993. ©photo F. Will Martin, courtesy http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/

It is really one of the classic boxcar schemes from the 1960s.  Many of these cars survived well into the BN era.

NP #5304 in Cajon California on March 25 1978 ©photo by Ron Hawkins

NP #5304 in Cajon California on March 25 1978 ©photo by Ron Hawkins, courtesy http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/

NP #2901 in Pocatello, Idaho.  Photo by Dave Krumenacker, courtesy http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/

Once again, NP #2901 in Pocatello, Idaho. Photo by Dave Krumenacker, courtesy http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/

I hope a company like Exactrail or Tangent takes notice of this glaring void.

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