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Home > Richmond shops > Car Records > Shadowlined ATSF Valley 6-6-4

Richmond Pullman: ATSF "Valley" series 6-6-4
  S.O.1030: Shadowline Paint Exterior Pullman Diagram CED3572D

  Shop record by name. See ATSF Valley for shop record by date.

CAR NAME Shadowlined Two Tone Gray
Antelope Valley 10 18 48 03 03 50
Blue Valley - 01 11 50
Chama Valley 11 16 48 05 14 51
Cimarron Valley 04 22 49 09 26 52
Cottonwood Valley 09 21 48 04 02 51
Eagle Nest Valley 08 12 48 10 31 50
Hidden Valley 12 15 49 12 15 50 (Calumet)
Kaw Valley 10 11 48 02 16 51
Mescalero Valley 01 04 49 07 16 51
Monument Valley 08 26 48 12 28 50
Paradise Valley 01 25 49 04 09 51
Pecos Valley 06 08 49 06 24 52
Pleasant Valley 03 09 49
08 12 49
05 10 51
Red River Valley 03 22 49 10 26 51
Red Rock Valley - 02 16 50
Redondo Valley 12 30 49 12 30 50 (Calumet)
Rio Grande Valley 10 21 49 04 06 53 (Calumet)
Salt River Valley 02 12 49 02 13 52
San Miguel Valley 12 04 48 03 22 52
Sunshine Valley - 01 20 50
Surprise Valley 02 11 48
(St. Louis)

07 15 49
03 10 53 (Calumet)
Sweetwater Valley 12 04 47
(Calumet)

04 27 49
12 27 51
Taos Valley 12 15 47 (Calumet) 02 13 50 (Calumet)
Tesuque Valley 05 03 49 01 23 53 (Calumet)
Verde Valley 01 02 48
(Calumet)

06 14 49
04 09 53
Whitewater Valley 11 28 47
(Calumet)

04 01 49
05 28 52

  After the war the decision was made to make the Super Chief a daily train and to introduce a new streamline Chicago- Texas train, the Texas Chief. Cars builders needed to retool after their efforts in war production and had a huge backlog of orders to fill.
  Heavyweight diners and lounge cars along with the pre-war 6-6-4 Valley series cars were refurbished and used to fill the gap until orders arrived. The coach green and two-tone gray cars were repainted aluminum color and "shadow-lined", a paint method used to simulate fluting on non-fluted cars. This was accomplished by masking lines along the car and using a spray gun to feather the gray underneath the tape. When the tape was removed a sharp edge was left over the feathering. The cars looked good and passed the 50-50 rule (50 feet or 50 m.p.h.).
  Between 8/48 and 12/49 22 of the 26 Valley series were brought to the Richmond shops to be painted under Pullman Special Order 1030: Shadowline Paint Exterior CED3572D.
  By late 1949 Santa Fe had received large numbers of the post-war cars to replace the shadow-lined cars in the name trains and on December 8 the head of the Santa Fe mechanical department J.P. Morris issued instructions for shadow-lined cars to be returned to the shop for repainting in the Santa Fe post war version of two-tone gray. The first car through the Richmond shops was Blue Valley on January 11, 1950. Verde Valley arrived in Richmond and was the last car repainted into the two-tone gray April 9, 1053.
  (Note: Redondo Valley arrived in Richmond November 29, 1949. It went into the shops on December 9 and was released in shadowline paint 12/30 after the order had been issued by Santa Fe.)

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