The Morning Sun UP Color Guide Vol 1 has a caption which says "MofW cars
were painted green soon after J. C. Kenefick came to the UP from the Penn
Central in 1968." The color came to be known as "Kenefick Green". The cars
were silver before that, and from photos, several remained in silver through
the 1970's. Geezer
Thank you for your comment. You happened to mention colors for a crane as
well for your wreck train. I happened to be reading my copy of Terry
Metcalfe's Union Pacific Modeler Vol 3 seeking some other data, and noticed
a very detailed article on the UP's wreck cranes. As I interpret the data
provided, the UP wreckers were never painted in Kenefick Green. Most
remained in silver through the 70's. These had black lettering and large
black chevrons painted on the back end of the cab. The newer Bucyrus-Erie
cranes were painted in a distinctive scheme with dark green cab sides, an
aluminum roof, and black boom, bed and trucks. Hope this helps. Geezer
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