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Car at steamtown
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« on: Jul 7th, 2013, 1:02pm »
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Is there anyone who can identify this car and what railroad this car originally belonged to with its fast fading lettering?

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Sure looks like an old car! Is that on a wooden frame, or is it a composite car with a steel frame and everything else wood?
Sometimes, a photograph of "phantom" lettering can be made with infared-sensitive film.  The focus has to be offset from what your eye says is correct focus.  My older German-made Exacta camera has a special red witness mark that shows how to adjust the focus for the infared film.
If I was experimenting with this, I'd try different heat situations, such as late on a sunny day when the car side has been warmed by the sun and is now cooling off - perhaps the faded lettering might cool at a different rate.
Trying various filters with ordinary B&W file might also "bring up" the faded lettering.
What does the NPS inventory say about this car?

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