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PC: PC green for caboose restoration
- Subject: PC: PC green for caboose restoration
- From: "Christopher R. Hauf" <crhauf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 23:26:59 -0400
Greetings to everyone,
My name is Chris Hauf, and I am Freight Superintendent at the Rochester &
Genesee Valley Railroad Museum in Rush, NY(Just outside of
Rochester). We currently roster PC N-11E transfer caboose #18526.
I have completely restored the caboose inside (although I would still love
to see some inside pics of other N-11E's to make sure I have all the
details correct.), and now I am moving on to the exterior paint which I
hope to complete before our big Diesel Days weekend on Aug. 18-19. We
have already done a fair amount of body work on the caboose to account for
it rolling over on its side when under Conrail ownership.
My biggest question is color. I am hoping to discover what
type/mix/color# of paint the PC would have used in East Rochester to paint
the 18526. Most major paint companies can mix paint in modern materials
if they have a manufacturer and a mix or catalog # to go by. Or a color
they can match against if one of the model colors is correct or very close
I have already matched a good color using a swatchbook from the paint
manufacturer I am going to use, however, the match is against paint which
is 1) buried under Conrail blue and 2) has been faded by Mother
Nature. If I could get more details on the original green color and the
yellow used for the stair stripes and grab irons, that would allow me to
really get it right!
Any help would be appreciated. Please feel free to email me directly at
crhauf -AT- frontiernet.net.
Pics of the caboose can be see at: http://www.rgvrrm.mus.ny.us/pc18526.html
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