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Description 518 Koppers Chemical Tank Car Paint Sample
Category Paint Sample

This is a hand lettered car.  While clearly a sample of the Koppers Chemical car, it does not bear its eventual number.  The other side of the car is black and undecorated.  This car uses a Varney style body, but while Varney provided Gilbert with several early car body styles, the painting and decorating was done at Gilbert.  (Click here to see production model)

 518 Koppers Tank Car Sample
Photo Courtesy of Bill Cucchi