Unpainted Red Pullman Heavyweights
These are Gilbert's unpainted red Pullman Heavyweight cars made from 1948 through 1952.

I got this set rather by accident.  I got the painted observation car as a kid and had wanted to get the matching cars for over fifty years.  I didn't know there was an unpainted version of these cars so I got really excited when I won two #652 coaches on eBay.  Imagine my disappointment when they didn't match my painted observation car!  What did I do?  What could I do?  I had to complete
this set.  So the whole set came from eBay.
#653 Combination Car
#652 Coach #1
#652 Coach #2
If you look really closely, you can see that this #652 Coach uses a serif font for its lettering.
My books don't comment on this variation.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#654 Observation Car.  Mine has a serif font!

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