I needed some yard fodder for the Colusa & Lake route that would be suitable for 1890s. I liked the idea of all the 34' box repaints that are in the DLS, but found them to be a little too fanciful for reality. To solve this, I created my own repaints that might be of interest to others.
So far I am up to 8 cars, about half are fictional railroads but they play the part well. For each car I used a historic color that would have been available. When possible, they are painted a color they were historically. The C&NW car is Prince's Metallic, which was the color they used on freight cars historically. I will try to work up another pair of cars based on similar prototypes and then upload them to the DLS.
34' Box Cars:
Chicago & North Western
Flint & Pere Marquette - Blue Line
Boca Brewing Company Reefer
Lehigh Valley Lumber Car
Washoe Valley Railroad
Moraga Springs Northern Ry. Grain Line
Mojave Belt Ry.
I am open to suggestions, but I want to keep these cars looking as close to the prototype as possible, so this means no SP/UP cars, or other cars with plug doors.