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This edition of the painting and lettering guide is a revision of the first painting and lettering guide, which was published in 2013 by the Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society (SPH&TS). It corrects a number of errors and omissions found
in the first printing of the painting and lettering guide. A number of additional drawings and photos are included based on additional information located since 2013.

The original guide was designed as a companion to the five volumes on Southern Pacific passenger cars published by the SPH&TS over the last 10 years. It illustrates how Southern Pacific (and subsidiary) owned passenger cars were painted and lettered over the years, as well as paint schemes applied to foreign road and Pullman-operated cars that operated on SP lines from time to time.

Painting and lettering information regarding Southern Pacific steam and diesel locomotives and motor cars are also included.

The main focus of this volume is the period 1913 through 1996, though a limited amount of information is included regarding Southern Pacific painting and lettering practices prior to 1913. Coverage is limited to SP exterior painting and lettering practices only. All information in this volume is based on official SP, car and locomotive builder documents, plans and drawings.

We trust that you will find this book useful as a tool to better understand SP painting practices. 

List price $49.95, softcover, spiral-bound, mostly color, but a few and B&W photos, 160 pages. SKU: SPPAINT. Posted March 4, 2020.