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mudhen


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« on: December 15, 2009, 06:34:51 AM »

OK then ,
Which movie was the shot D&RGW caboose in for which it was painted Green, #0579, around July 4, 1951 at Rockwood, Colorado. It's now with the C&TS. This is not a test. I really don't know.
It also has the toilet seat logo, in a box at a 45 degree angle.
What colours have the cabooses been painted in Huh?Huh?? , and why.
Thanks.
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Charlie Mutschler

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 10:12:15 PM »

The movie people came to town and filmed "Denver & Rio Grande" on the Silverton branch in the summer of 1951.  Caboose 0579 was painted green for the movie people.  The 'bumblebee' scheme was used on Nos. 268, 319, and 345 (the 'double' for 268 in the head on collision scene), as well as on K-28 473.  The movie people really didn't come up with paint and lettering schemes that were historically accurate for the early years of the D&RG. 

Charlie Mutschler
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glennk28

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 10:08:42 PM »

Wasn't the "Tomahawk & Western"  caboose green?
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gunrunner

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 04:31:30 AM »

caboose 0579 is now sort of a red primer
white grab irons
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gunrunner

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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009, 04:39:39 AM »

no 473 was black in 1958
turned into bumble bee whenever
in june 2008 was being re-built
painted black
museum director jeff ellingsworth told me
steam engines should be black
icons gone
no gramps cars
no bee
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