LIRR Passenger Car Lettering Schemes
for special name trains, steam locomotives only had “
the first diesels arrived, they only had “
Tichy colors were applied to passenger cars as well, with MP54 electric
coach #1901 being the first to wear them.
According to the December 1949 issue of the employee magazine, Long
Island Railroader, these colors consisted of a bright aluminum color
roof, slate gray body, and dark green underbody.
“Lettering is in aluminum, and numerals are in red against an
gold font lettering was used DULUX gold lettering in Penn Roman font was
used with the Tuscan Red color scheme.
Here's a photo courtesy from Art Huneke's website which shows the color scheme in question on an MP41 car.
While it's not an MP54 car, the color scheme was identical: While the paint has been faded and, perhaps, the color dies as well, you can see the Penn Roman lettering and car numbers on the side were DULUX gold lettering and the car numbers stenciled in the end windows were white. This was for the Tuscan Red scheme only.
Info: Dave Keller
Dulux Gold was a DuPont color that simulated real gold for lettering. The Tuscan Red cars used that after real gold, or gilt, lettering got too costly. The letter style (or typeface, as we usually speak today), was a PRR design known today as Penn Roman - not sure what its original name was. Tichy and Goodfellow used Futura, which is a very famous design - it is the letter design chosen for the cornerstone of the new Freedom Tower at WTC.
had white numbers underlined in red in the windows, white lettering and
perhaps red or gray (can't determine from this photo) numbers on the car
Info: Dave Keller
|MU20 #4147 Jamaica 06/69 Goodfellow era paint scheme had white letters and red side numbers and RED car numbers stenciled in the end windows.||
Archive: Dave Keller
#1725 in experimental aluminum paint color scheme –
Photo: George E. Votava Archive: D. Keller
Dream” Owner: Al Coleman - 06/1986 Port
Photo: John Fusto