>But they did paint a couple of wooden cabooses white with black roof. The
lettering on these was arranged like on the red cabooses, but was in
black.Their new(then) slogan "Thanks For Using Coast Line" was applied along
the bottom of the sides in red. As the old wooden cabooses were rebuilt in
steel, they were painted orange with this same slogan on the sides in black,
as was the rest of the lettering.
You are partially correct on this one. There was one caboose painted white and
assigned to use on ACL piggyback trains. The wooden cabeese were not rebuilt
with steel sides. They were overlayed with plywood and it looked like steel.
The first cabeese to get the orange paint were the home built, from box cars,
M5. I know of no ACL wood caboose that was ever painted orange.
ACL caboose decals are available from Microscale and include the lettering for
the white caboose and the standard red and then the later orange as well.
Denis F. Blake