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Re: Color used on DSP&P Boxcars
Posted by: AZfarmer (IP Logged)
Date: November 17, 2011 01:34PM

weston1879 Wrote:
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> What color paint would you use on an 1878-85 DSP&P
> Boxcar?

Just noticed this thread. From the 1008 we're working to restore, a roof board from under the end platform (paint relatively protected) was sent as a sample to Randy Hees for detail examination of paint layers.

A picture of the test piece is attached, with a preliminary 'cut' on the paint layers removal.

True, the most recent C&S operating repaint in the 1930-1940 era looks like the somewhat brownish tint boxcar red that has been indicated in earlier posts. That is the color we see on the "cleaned" side of the sample in this picture. A few color pictures from this time exist.

The color history before that time (for which I've not seen any color pics, nor do I think any have been found) is more interesting. The "way car" configuration pre 1911 went through shades of yellow. Later, Randy has found evidence of coats of a bright red, and oxide red.

Randy is still in progress with his review, and I'll post more news when we have final word.
C&S 1008 Paint Sample - 2011.jpg

Bob of AZ



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  Re: Color used on C&S Cabeese? Erik Priess 11/15/2011 11:52AM
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  Re: Color used on DSP&P Boxcars weston1879 11/14/2011 08:27PM
  Re: Color used on DSP&P Boxcars Erik Priess 11/15/2011 11:26AM
  Re: Color used on DSP&P Boxcars Mike Trent 11/17/2011 05:13AM
  Re: Color used on DSP&P Boxcars AZfarmer 11/17/2011 01:34PM
  Re: Color used on DSP&P WAY CARS Jeff Ramsey 11/17/2011 04:51PM
  Re: Color used on DSP&P Boxcars Randy Hees 11/17/2011 07:24PM
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  Re: Color used on DSP&P Boxcars Jeff Ramsey 11/18/2011 01:25PM
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D&RGW number 477 with train #115, the San Juan, climbing Cumbres Pass with 7 cars. Photographed: near Los Pinos, Colo., August 31, 1941.

Photo courtesy of the Denver Public Library Digital Image Collection catalog number OP-8419.

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