1960's era Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad 40 foot offset hopper car., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photograph recently, at the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers,H.O Scale Model Railroad Club.
The 1960's were indeed a colorful period for many North American railroads, as many of them were attempting to modernize their image.
Although there were still plenty of plain and very basic freight cars rolling around in standard box car red and oxide brown colors, several railroads like the Frisco, The Illinois Central, The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe...began experimenting with bright colorful paint schemes with modernized graphics.
Seen here is an old Athearn H.O model, of a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad 40 foot offset hopper wearing the 1960's era C,B & Q color scheme that became known as "Chinese Red" for some reason or another.