Changed the thread topic because I foresee my list of questions growing beyond markings…
(I’m also interested in Soviet railways during the Great Patriotic War, perhaps I’ll start a thread on that too?)
I’m looking for a reference source on this. I’ve found a promising looking book in German ( Die Deutsche Reichsbahn 1939-1945: Zwischen Ostfront und Atlantikwall) but I have no idea if there is anything like a marking guide in it. I’m building a Mini-art Gondola for the Inaugural Railway Campaign and looking through the mini-art catalog at Soviet and German rolling stock I’m a little confused:
- looks like both used some kind of brick red color
- looks like both used a white horizontal stripe down the side
- sometimes there is a marking that says “Wehrmacht”
- sometimes there is a marking that says “DR-Ost”
Is there any system to it?
And, FWIW, I’d be just as, perhaps even more, interested in a reference for railway markings in the Soviet Union at this time.