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The SP & PFE lettering book is still for sale - you can buy it here: https://sphts.org/product/southern-pacific-freight-car-painting-and-lettering-guide/

December 2021 - 21 months of COVID-19 and still counting. We're vaccinated and boosted and mostly healthy, but keeping low and as safe as possible.
Spent the summer adding to the UP 4-axle diesel PL&N drawings https://harley-trains.smugmug.com/UP-PLN-LOCO ; more diesel PL&Ns to do, but swithched to UP freight cars. I think I have got the BC-class UP boxcars about the way I want to do the other classes for painting information. Still plugging away at that. https://harley-trains.smugmug.com/UP-PLN-FRT
If you have any comments or suggestions about painting & lettering and car identification, please contact me diredtly or through SmugMug.

May 2021 - Wow. It's been over 6 months since I wrote anything here. A few medical issues popped up, but I'm healthy now and got my COVID-19 vaccine. Have added some more UP data and painting info, but several projects not finished yet. Will announce when they are done.

August 2020 - Finished new gallery on PFE Wood Ice car rebuilds and data for classes R-30/40-18, -19, -21, and -24. More later, maybe.

2021 - Still need to finish scanning various UP Freight Car Diagrams, plus some PFE diagrams. Hope to do that in early 2022.

2021 - Still looking for info as to why UP put 36" Red Dots on the doors of boxcars in the late 1960s. Much of what I know is in a gallery in the "UP Freight Car Painting & Lettering" folder. If you have any ideas about the reason for those Red Dots, please contact me at: Dick -dot- Harley4UP -at- verizon -dot- net

This site will probably always be under construction. Keep checking back for more detail train photos, drawings, diagrams, model photos and other data.