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Re: US Army diesels in WW2?

May 16, 2017 10:53AM avatar
Actually, there are plenty of photos showing diesels in a very light color. Whitcomb painted some of their diesels in OD green as well.

I agree that black was the most common color, but the period photo support it was hardly the only color they used.
The problem is a lot of the standards were written at the very end of the war or soon afterward. I have several rolling stock guides which include marking and paint, but most were written in 1945.
I still don't know if grey or yellow was a color used, as some b/w photo show an extremely light shade which would appear to support yellow but there's no way to know for sure.



John O Deck Wrote:
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> To answer your question about color during and
> right after WW 2. All of the engines both diesel
> and gas were painted black with white lettering.
> This information is direct from the Army Spec
> regarding painting and lettering of railway
> equipment. This is a Army Transportation Corp
> document that we are using to paint al letter a
> gas mechanical we own. In later years engines
> that were used at various ammunition plants may
> have been painted yellow but that was not used
> during the war years. Our engine after it was
> used at an Army Air Corp base was transfered to a
> Naval Air Station and at some point was painted
> blue but that was a number of years after the war.
> I will be glad to share this document with any of
> you. Send me your address either email or snail
> mail and I will get you a copy of it.
>
> John Deck
> Great Plains Transportation Museum
> Wichita Kansas

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