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13/06/97 FC List
A recent posting about express car lettering being DULUX gold tweaked
my senses about what I consider another piece of 'misinformation' spread
by the model RR press, in that they lead one to believe that "DULUX" was
inseparable from "gold".   A couple ads in the 1946 and 1953 CBC's (ya, I
told you I actually read them) from the "Better things for better living....
through Chemistry" people at E.I.duPONT de NEMOURS & CO., Inc.,
tell some of the history of this paint.  In brief, here it is:

In 1925, the "DUCO" finish was born in a duPont lab.  It was a
nitrocellulose pyroxylin lacquer-type material intended for passenger cars
and was for spray painting only.  They had high and low gloss versions for
exterior use, and a matte finish for interior use.  Drying time was about 30
minutes.

In 1930, the "DULUX" finish was announced.  It was an alkyd synthetic resin
enamel, which featured "clear topcoats are not necessary".  It was intended
for use on freight cars as well as passenger and diesels, and could be
either sprayed or brushed.  "DULUX" was higher gloss than "DUCO" (but not as
high as present day epoxies) on exteriors, and there was also a matte finish
version of "DULUX" for interiors.  Drying time was overnight at room
temperature. Both "DUCO" and "DULUX" were available in the 1930's to '50's.
(I don't know when they were removed from the market.)

So, "DULUX" was most likely used for gold lettering because it could be
brushed, and it had a higher gloss.  Whether all gold painting was done with
DULUX is debatable.  However, I'd guess that gold probably came in "DUCO"
as well as "DULUX".  And certainly "DULUX" gold was not the only "DULUX"
color, since it was intended for painting all kinds of cars, and "DULUX" red
was specifically promoted for cabooses.  Lastly, it is clear that "DULUX"
gold could not have been used on anything prior to 1930.

That's all for today's lesson,
Dick Harley

14/06/97 FC list
I'd like to expand on Dick Harley's info on Dulux paint and gold.

In railroad usage, "gold" meant gold leaf when applied to a car or
locomotive.  As early as the late 1870s and early 1880s Baldwin was
specifying either "gold" lettering and striping, or "color" lettering and
striping.  The latter would be paint of a (non-metalic) color as a stand-in
for gold leaf.  Some railroads even mixed gold and color - with gold on the
locomotive and color on the tender (check Carson & Colorado).

By the turn of the century aluminum paint and aluminum leaf were in use on
some railroads.  Baldwin lettered many locomotives in aluminum.  At least
some railroads (including the Southern Pacific) found that by covering
aluminum leaf with an intentionally yellowed varnish, the result looked like
gold leaf at a cheaper cost (aluminum providing a neutral metallic base, with
the varnish providing the color).  Evidence suggests (but has not yet
confirmed) that SP referred to this treatment as "aluminum bronze".  I found
this application on the cab of a Southern Pacific 4-4-0 class E-23 (built by
Schenectady in 1900) which later was installed on Virginia & Truckee #27.
 (It also had a boxcar red roof in SP days.)

In the 1930s many railroads were looking for ways to cut costs.  Gold leaf
was still commonly used on passenger cars.  A (non-metalic) paint color
substitute was included in the Dulux line - commonly referred to simply as
Dulux (not "Dulux gold").  This paint color would effectively be the
successor to the old "color" used by Baldwin years before.  In the 1930s and
1940s many railroads switched from gold leaf or from the aluminum treatment
to "Dulux" on their passenger equipment.

Hope this all helps.

#NAME?

16/06/97
Rich Harley's history of Dulux is quite interesting, and I can add some
insight into some of the posts that followed.

Dulux is a product line, not a color, and DuPont offers "Dulux Gold" in
almost all of its lines, inlcuding Centari and Imron, etc.  Many other
companies offer the same color under a variety of names, even sign paint.
 And I've seen many more specification sheets call the color "imitation gold"
than Dulux gold -- the EMD styling sheets I have use the "Duco" name as
that's what was in vogue in the 1940s and '50s.  Dupont offers two colors
that would pass for the gold and, believe it or not, seven distinct shades of
Pullman green.  The Dulux Gold color, like some postings mentioned, is
similar to a buff, almost like a manila folder or envelope.

I've been involved in several historic repaints of museum equipment, and
found that DuPont pays most attention to its auto paint lines, and ALMOST
every railroad color is available in auto paint -- Imron is the most limited
in terms of color availability, and spraying it is getting tougher in almost
every state because it's so toxic as a liquid and a gas.  Cross referencing
old paint numbers is still difficult, but a good auto parts store will have a
swatch book and cross reference from old numbers from which colors can be
matched and purchased in small quantities.  And DuPont can cross reference
some old part numbers to its auto paint lines.

EMD's styling section used just ten or twelve primary colors in its paint
schemes, and all production units used these basic Duco colors unless a
customer specified a custom color.  For example, B&M maroon was the same as
Lackawanna maroon, EMD demos and Rock Island units.  The imitation golds were
likely all the same, unless the customer wanted otherwise.  What's
interesting is that these primary colors looked different when in different
combinations. 

        Some modelers and paint manufacturers have been chasing those colors
for years -- in photos, the sun angle and photo angle and atmosphere can
shift colors amazingly.  Example, a camera looking even slightly uphill will
pick up the relfection of the sky; exactly level at a 3/4 subject will pick
up color at exacly the same angle behind the subject, and so on.  That's why
the hardcore portrait artists (aka Roster Shooters) only shoot in the summer
at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. with the sun directly at their back with
Kodachrome 25 (long renowned as the most nuetral and accurate,of any film
type, in color rendition).  Any earlier or later in the day and the sun picks
up the color of the atmosphere, and any higher in the sky, the sun doesn't
shed unuff light on the side of the subject to render proper color.

         About Soo Line maroon: Without comparing numbers on the drawing I
won't speculate whether it was the standard maroon (but I'd like to know).
 But I do know from CPR's own company historian that CPR took it's early
maroon diesel color from the Soo Line cab units -- CPR calls that color
crimson (sunset or sunrise????)  But Penny's tuscan red and Brunswick green
were custom colors.  Santa Fe's warbonnet colors are standard, while SP's
gray isn't.  And I know in the case of the Lackawanna, that diesel maroon
found its way onto non-revenue rolling stock repaints of the 1950s, and even
on some of the revenue boxcars.

         Part of the confusion with EMD colors occurred in 1972 when the
paint shop became Imron capable.  Since Imron has a completely different
make-up from it's predecessors, the color pigments aren't exactly the same.
 We in the East were perhaps the biggest victims, as Erie-Lackawanna's
SD45's, delivered in Imron, showed more of an oxide color than the classic
maroon, and the yellow practically glowed in the dark.

         The EMD color chips from the streamline era were disposed of and are
in a private collection, and at least one paint manufacturer has worked with
them: AccuPaint.  Since my pursuit is the Lackawanna, I know that AP's
Engine Maroon matches the EMD chip perfectly, and is therefore good for the
B&M, RI, EMD et. al.  AP's "Erie-Lackawanna gray" is the EMD gray chip
(Lackawanna cab-unit yellow is still a mystery as it was lighter and yellower
than imitation gold, though it was also used on Reading cab units).  The gray
is the same as Burlington switcher gray and the darker Bangor & Aroostook
as-delivered cab-unit gray.  Freightcar builders were much the same way; ACF
Berwick used Glidden No.204 Standard Brown on Lackawanna's steel cars, yet no
two look exacly alike once they've been on the road for a while.

         About ten years ago I saw an old sign painter putting gold leaf on a
firetruck, and started talking to him.  He had said (his opinion) that gold
leaf was only a good lettering when light reflecting from it made it glow.
 It was his opinion that the imitation gold paint is a buff color to sort of
imitate that glowing gold leaf in relfected light.  Interestingly, the
imitation gold paint, when reflecting light, disappears into the background
color.

         A consideration while looking at old photos is that quite often the
imitation gold lettering is against dark red or dark green -- there's usually
six or more f-stops difference in exposure between them (10% density
lettering versus 90% density background)  In photographs, the film and/or
paper are generally set for the larger object, so it's impossible for
transparency and photo paper (and color separators) to render both colors
correctly.  Even your eyes, at a distance, will incorrectly render the tiny
lettering on an 80-foot coach.  Consider this when viewing photos -- that
faded or buff color lettering may actually be darker.  And, yes, almost every
published color photo is adjusted and corrected for consistency in the
printing process.  About the best example of your eyes being fooled for color
is the moon -- it's almost exactly 18% gray, yet high in the sky our eyes see
it as bright white.  That's because it's a small object in a vast black sky.
 Stars are colorful, too, but our eyes see them as white.

Now, I hope you all grin when you see the dozens of shades of the same color
on a Floquil rack.  And, for the record, I prefer to paint accurately, and
weather for variations.  Although, at least once I had to weather a car as an
attempt to correct my incorrect choice of boxcar red -- I do wish there was a
master list of railroads and freight car paint colors.

Mike Del Vecchio

17/06/97
The several posts on colors have mentioned a few reasons for why colors
look different, either between prototypes or between a prototype and its
model.  Several points:

Model light will never duplicate sun light.  The dominant color in light is
sky blue, bounced off a one million cubic mile dome called the sky, and on
a clear day the sun rates about 100,000 candlepower while the reflected sky
light still rates between 1600 and 2000 candlepower.  The best indoor
lighting is about 80-100 candlepower, with ambient being below 10.  Our
eyes cannot see color as well in these conditions, so we have to help our
eyes by lightening the darker shades.

Unless the sun is at our backs, all the lighter colors and any reflective
darker colors take on the bluish cast of the sky.  Our models usually need
sky blue added to the paint to duplicate this.

Ever consider that not all photos are taken under pure sunlight?  What
about photos taken under bright overcast?  Now you are just getting that
bluish cast, without the yellowish sun light.  It really effects photos of
light-colored equipment, like UP locos.

Films see different colors different, and may not see some of the
underlying tones very well.  Drift cards are probably our best resource.
But other factors effect the perception of color.

The light used to illuminate our layouts has a big effect, of course.  If
you use a reddish light, like most incandescents, you probably need to add
blue to our pigments.  If we use a bluish light, you probably need to add
gray or tan.

No two people see colors exactly the same way. 16 years ago, the Navy told
me my color vision  was as good as it came (99 percentile), but I have long
known that my eyes each see color slightly different (the right sees
slightly redder).  If you don't see blue well, and many people don't, you
might add blue to your paints even if you already have bluish light on your
layout.

Big objects like bridges look grayer and/or bluer because of the additional
air between the object and the viewer, which absorbs more red light than
blue light.

Large steel objects also tend to be made of cast, drawn, or rolled steel,
which have rougher surfaces that hold dust better than the smoother sheets
used to build rolling stock and locos.  This also holds true for the
underbody parts of equipment.  Look at just about any black diesel, and you
will see the underbody parts are much grayer than the carbody, even when
clean.

Large steel objects that don't get painted often will eventually have rust
showing through the base color.  Be they bridges or truck sideframes, they
eventually turn a brownish shade.  And dirt and dust stick better to rust
than they do to paint.

Dust tends to sit and stick better to horizontal surfaces than vertical
ones.  So even if they are the same color, roofs and walkways should be
chalkier and/or dirtier than the sidesheets.

Bridges get dusty but generally not dirty, except in coal regions, where
coal dust shaken out of hoppers coats EVERYTHING.  I often kid Tony Koester
that his layout is far too clean.

Let's not overlook the fact that different shops often use slightly
different paint shades.  BN equipment can be found in at least three
different shades of "BN Green."  One is an "apple green," another closer to
Kelly Green, and a third that's a bluish-green.  Why?  Hell if I know.

CSX also has the problem, with its boxcars showing up in both the so-called
normal navy blue, and a dark greenish-blue found on many of the waffle
boxes.  But far more important to CSX modelers is the fact that the two
main loco shops, Huntington and Waycross, used different blues AND grays.
Waycross's colors were both darker and are the basis for the "CSX" colors
offered by the model paint companies.  Huntington's colors were much
lighter.

(Add to that the TWELVE different CSX loco paint schemes by 1990 and the
fact that CSX then had 50 different loco types, and I figured you could
build over 300 different CSX loco models and not have any duplicates.)

My point?  The colors we use on our equipment and other models should
_generally_ be lighter, but not always, and the whether we lighten with
grays, tans, or blues depends on our own eyesight and the lighting we use
on our layouts.

D. Scott Chatfield

17/06/97
I hope members of the list don't mind continuation of this thread,
though it doesn't relate directly to freight cars.  From lettering
diagrams for Southern Railway heavyweight passenger cars from the
thirties, use of gold leaf for lettering was discontinued after Feb.
1934 in favor of "Dulux BDR-70996 manufactured by E. I. Dupont
DeNeumours & Co".  I don't have my economic history references handy, 
but it looks like the discontinuance of gold leaf paint on the Southern
may be related to the US going off of the gold standard during the
depression. On later lettering diagrams from around 1938, the code is
changed to something like 95-352 (I can't tell for sure from my
blueprint copy - I should have made a Xerox copy). This change in code
is to something more like the modern day format. Incidently a paint
diagram for the Sou. Rwy. DL-107 passenger diesels (3/27/41) specifies
imitation gold Duco 289-54015. I don't know what the Southern did with
their passenger car lettering in the forties, but the early imitation
gold on the diesels struck me as being more yellow (not mustardy), than
what we think of as "Dulux Gold".  By summer of 1956, Southern
standardized on Scotchcal lettering  for their passenger
cars that had more of a metallic gold appearance.

To change the topic to a different color, the Burlington Railroad
Historical Society recently reported in the 1-97, No.35, issue of their
newsletter, the Zephyr, that the CB&Q, WP, CRI&P, Wabash, Southern, New
Haven, and the Bangor & Aroostook all used the same Dupont gray paint
color #254-34793 on their locomotives.  However most of the railroads
gave different names to the color.  A project to catalog and
cross-reference paint color codes used by the different railroads might
provide some interesting results.  Of course not all paint applied was
manufactured by Dupont.

Jack Wyatt

17/06/97
Yes, I've always acknowledged that Dulux gold was a real, and distinct color.
It's the other golds and other Duluxes that the press seems to miss.

>Dennis Storzek asked :
>Can anyone come up with a color number for this Dulux "Dulux Gold"? This
>would be the first step to getting a drift card from DuPont.
.......
>Please note that all the Duco numbers start with the 254 code; this was the
>code for Duco. Likewise, the code for brushable Dulux was 88.

I checked my copies of Union Pacific C.S. 22 to see what they had for golds.

>From 1903 to 1936 there was :		
	color no. 18,  Gold Leaf  (real gold) for use on lettering and striping on	
		pass. cars (but, not express refrig. cars) and station signs
	color no. 219, Gold Bronze  (a metallic paint) for pass. interiors	

In the early 1950's  there was :       (didn't find info on the '40's)		
	color no. 140, Gold Interior Pass. Car Enamel, which had a single	
		source of Standard Varnish No. L-8276.
	color no. 189, Gold Striping Enamel, for use on lettering and numbers on	
		olive green pass.cars, with a single source: DuPont 95-020.

So, unless DuPont code 95 was also a Dulux line, it appears that U.P. didn't		
use Dulux Gold.  There were lots of other Dulux (code 88) colors, including :		
	no. 5, Diesel Gray  88-503	
	no. 7, Loco Black  88-762	
	no. 29, Striping Red  88-6491
	no. 181, Armour Yellow  88-9356
	no. 182, Harbor Mist Gray  88-8247
	no. 183, Light Gray  88-19687
	no. 184, Dark Gray  88-19688
	no. 216, Tan  88-8657
Also listed were lots of primers with a DuPont 63 code and interior colors with	
a DuPont 68 code.  	

I suppose all you intermodal guys are really board (or trashed this already), and I	
would have posted this to Diesel or Pass.car list if I knew of one.  	
But to end on a freightcar note, the 1951 C.S. 22 had ten (10) sources listed for	
color no. 8A, Light Orange Refrigerator Car Enamel, with the DuPont listing 	
being P-26-X-45259.  While one would suppose they all sort of matched when new,	
it's not hard to imagine they would change differently with age and weathering.	
Hence the wonderful variety of colors that can be seen in PFE reefer trains.	

Dick Harley

18/06/97
For what it's worth, the EMD styling drawing for a Lackawanna GP7 shows the
yellow as:

Imit. Gold   Duco    254-54388

I never noticed before, but the spec calls for Duco black on the carbody, and
Dulux black on the trucks and fuel tank.  Same on the switchers and freight
and passenger F-units and striped passenger stock.  What's interesting is
that on the F-units, Duco 254-54388 is called simply  "yellow."  So much for
a different color on the F-units.

Anyway, this isn't a freight car, but I wanted to offer up an accurate Duco
number for "Dulux Gold." 

Mike Del Vecchio

8/6/99
Hope this answers your questions about Mopac paints -Charlie

While going through Ray Curl's collection I found a card from the
Mopac Mechanical Department covering the paint numbers for Diesel Loco's
(Road).  In reviewing the changes you'll notice acouple of things 1) the
original blue from 1939 was changed, this hopefully explains the early color
photos of the 7000-7001 E-3's (and E-6's) being a lighter blue than in
photographs of E-7 through E-8's and the PA's.

Look at Joe Collias' book Mopac in Color page 44 of the E-6 and compare to
some of the other units.  Obviously the only way to tell for sure is have
Dupont paint chips of 246-34246 and 254-55074 to see if the hues were
darker.   Interior colors for all years was Suede gray Dulux 83-503.  Bill
Hoss has a color slide that his neighbor took of one of the E-3's on a
heavyweight train taken before the streamlined Eagle cars were delivered and
the blue is definately lighter than E units delivered after 1947.

Roof grey wasn't introduced until December 1949 and for a short seven months
(9/48 to 3/49 units were to be given a clear coat.
(remainder of post is incorporated into the DuPont paint list...hosam...)

07/31/01 PM list
Looked over your list of Dulux and Duco numbers. Quite impressive. I have a 
couple of additions and comments.

The Duco numbers listed for Soo Line maroon (the road never called it 
Tuscan) and imitation gold agree with those on an EMD styling diagram I 
have for the Soo FP-7 units. In addition, two blacks were used on these 
locomotives:

BLACK - Duco 254-2234 on the body (stripe outlines and the rear of the unit)
BLACK - Dulux 88-762 on the pilot, trucks, and fuel tank

This is consistent with EMD painting practice in general. While Duco may 
not have been as glossy as Dulux initially, it held its gloss better over 
the long run, while Dulux was more resilient and resistant to stone chips, 
and so was a better choice for the running gear.

The Maroon Dulux 933-30350M you list was one of the brushable enamels used 
by the Soo's coach shops. This color seemed to vary over the years, and 
samples of several different shades have been saved from the shops at both 
Shoreham and North Fond du lac, but I don't have manufacturer's numbers for 
all of them.

Some personal observations on Dulux. Both Duco and Dulux were used as 
automotive finishes in the years after WWII, and when I was actively 
involved in car restoration work at the Illinois Railway Museum in the very 
early seventies, we could still obtain Dulux through some auto body supply 
houses that handled DuPont products. Duco was, however, long gone by this 
time, replaced by Centari acrylic lacquer. If we had a Dulux number, the 
supplier could call DuPont and request the mixing formula, and mix our 
paint on site. Changes in Federal lead paint regulations about 1973 or so 
made most of these formulas obsolete, and thereafter DuPont could only 
supply a revised formula if a high volume customer had requested one. For 
our five and ten gallon orders they politely requested that we pick a color 
from their current line. This shortly became moot, as the auto body supply 
houses began changing their mixing racks over to the newer product lines, 
and traditional Dulux became unobtainable.

PPG's Ditzler line of paint was comparable to Dulux, and also had a lot of 
railroad formulas in their records. You can tell the Ditzler numbers 
because they begin DQExxxx, for Ditzler Quickdry Enamel. Ditzler was much 
more accommodating about reformulating colors, and so I did most of my 
later work with Ditzler, matched to old Dulux drift cards. I was no longer 
actively painting after 1978 or so, and I understand that those who 
continued eventually switched to DuPont Centari, as the Ditzler line also 
became unavailable.


Dennis Storzek

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DuPONT PAINT NUMBERS-RAILROAD SPECS

This chart has been made from information gathered from paint diagrams and various books with paint information in them. I have no way to relate the DuPont number to model railroad paint. Possibly someone from the model paint manufacturers could help with a correlation.

DuPONT PAINT NUMBERS-SORTED BY RAILROAD

Road Color Dupont Number Comments
A&R Black Duco 254-2234  
A&R Blue Duco 254-34246  
A&R Aluminum Duco 254-9614  
A&R Orange RM XL-6046  
ACL Black Acrylic 890-67104 GP30, 35 SD35, 45
ACL White Acrylic 890-93881 GP30, 35 SD35, 45
ACL Aluminum Acrylic 890-94376 GP30, 35 SD35, 45
ACL Yellow Acrylic 890-95348 GP30, 35 SD35, 45
ACL Purple Duco 241-34084 cab units 1951
ACL Purple Duco 241-34084 cab units 1957
ACL Purple Duco 241-34084m cab units 1945
ACL Black Duco 246-2504 cab units 1945
ACL Aluminum, Imitation Duco 246-34793 cab units 1945
ACL Black Duco 254-2234 cab units 1951
ACL Black Duco 254-2234 cab units 1957
ACL Aluminum, Imitation Duco 254-3935 cab units 1951
ACL Aluminum, Imitation Duco 254-81436 cab units 1957
ACL Yellow Duco 254-9350 cab units 1957
ACL Yellow Duco 254-9356 cab units 1951
ACL Yellow Duco 259-9356 cab units 1945
ACL Aluminum Bronze Dulux 234-4202 cab units 1951
ACL Aluminum Bronze Dulux 246-4202 cab units 1945
ACL Black Dulux 88-005 cab units 1945
ACL Black Dulux 88-762 cab units 1951
ACL Black Dulux 88-762 cab units 1957
ACL Black Enamel GP30, 35 SD35, 45
ATSF Red Duco 246-9089  
B&M Gold Duco 254-54015  
B&M Maroon Duco 254-6957  
BAR Black Duco 243-2504  
BAR Gray Duco 254-34793  
BAR Blue Duco 254-34969  
BAR yellow Duco 254-52492  
BAR aluminum Dulux 166-220  
BRoC Black Duco 243-2504  
BRoC Yellow Duco 254-1379  
BRoC Aluminum Duco 254-81436  
BRofC Black Dulux 88-762  
C&NW Aluminum Duco 254-4202  
C&NW Yellow Duco 254-51596  
C&NW Green Duco 254-52481  
C&NW Red Duco 254-9089  
C&NW Green Dulux 88-5502  
C&O Stainless, Imitation Duco 254-34245  
C&O Yellow, Venitian Duco 254-35621  
C&O Blue, Enchantment Duco 254-54108  
C&O Yellow, federal Dulux 83-24567 used on RSD12's
C&O Blue, Enchantment Dulux 83-54108 used on RSD12's
CMStP&P Orange DuPont DUCO #240-34773 Lwt Pass cars
CMStP&P Maroon DuPont DUCO #246-54085R Lwt Pass cars
CMStP&P Gray Pittsburgh #58687 Lwt Pass cars
CNJ Blue Acrylic 890-92925  
CNJ Yellow Acrylic 890-94567  
CRIP Black Duco 254-2234 as of June 1954 Type 1
CRIP Black Duco 254-2234 Rocket passenger scheme 2a
CRIP Maroon Duco 254-2336 Passenger scheme 2b & c
CRIP Aluminum Duco 254-24793 Passenger scheme 2b & c
CRIP Aluminum Duco 254-34793 Rocket passenger scheme 2a
CRIP Maroon Duco 254-6957 Rocket passenger scheme 2a
CRIP Red Duco 254-9089 Rocket passenger scheme 2a
CRIP White Duco 259-21 as of June 1954 Type 1
CRIP Gray Dulux 183-35674 Type 7 Red/Yellow scheme
CRIP Black Dulux 88-762 Rocket passenger scheme 2a
CRIP Black DuPont 810-6229 ? Type 8 Blue/White
CRIP Black DuPont 826-Y-68006 Type 8 Blue/White
CRIP White DuPont 826-Y-68007 Type 8 Blue/White
CRIP Blue DuPont 826-Y-68008 Type 8 Blue/White
CRIP Red DuPont Urethane 836-394 Type 7 Red/Yellow scheme
CRIP White DuPont Urethane 836-508 Type 7 Red/Yellow scheme
CRIP Yellow DuPont Urethane 836-65334 Type 7 Red/Yellow scheme
CRIP Red Sterling U-1002 Type 7 optional R/Y scheme
CRIP Yellow Sterling U-1174 Type 7 optional R/Y scheme
CRIP White Sterling U-1175 Type 7 optional R/Y scheme
CRIP Black Duco 246-2039  
CRIP Alum Duco 246-34793  
CRIP Maroon Duco 246-6957  
CRIP Red Duco 246-9089  
CRIP Gray Duco 259-3935  
CRIP Maroon Duco 259-6957  
EJ&E Green Acrylic 929-Y-1144  
EJ&E Orange Acrylic 939-AFX-141  
EL Maroon Maroon Duco 246-6957  
EL Maroon Maroon Duco 259-6957  
GN Gold, Imitation 83-50931  
GN Gray 83-8343  
GN Blue, Big Sky 88-AC228  
GN Gray 88-AC229  
GN Orange, Omaha Dulux 83-35617  
GN Orange, Omaha Dulux 83-35617  
GN Green, Pullman Dulux 83-4558  
GN Gold, Imitation Dulux 83-50931  
GN Yellow, WFE Dupont #613  
GN Green, Glacier Glidden #9859  
GN Vermillion Glidden 1256  
GN Red, Mineral Glidden Special #104  
L&N Black DuPont Co. 88-762 enamel
L&N Blue Dupont Co. 254-2063 lacquer-Pass units
L&N Black Dupont Co. 254-2234 lacquer
L&N Gold Dupont Co. 254-35623 lacquer
L&N Red Dupont Co. 254-394M lacquer
L&N Beige Dupont Co. 254-51021 lacquer
L&N Orange Dupont Co. 254-6273 lacquer
LV Yellow Acrylic 939-3404  
LV Black Acrylic 939-67391  
LV White Acrylic 939-93881  
LV Orange Acrylic 939-98156  
LV Red, Cornell Acrylic 939-AF-415  
MD&S orange Kirker AY-2872-Y stripes on body of RS2's
MD&S Green, Pullman Kirker AY-2928-G body of RS2's
MKT Blue Duco MC 23192 DK2030  
MKT Yellow Duco MC 242 DK 310  
MKT Red, Cardinal Duco MC 2460 DK860  
MKT Maroon, light Duco MC51823 DK960  
MKT Black DuPont 810-6299  
MKT Black DuPont 828-8509  
MKT Black DuPont 840-2431  
MKT Green DuPont 847-6732  
MKT Green DuPont 847-6732  
MKT Yellow, Caboose Pantone #1345  
MP Alumimum 166-021 Brush 166-5947 Spray Paint as of 3/49
MP Gray 246-34245 Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Blue 246-34246 Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Alumimum 246-34793 Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Alumimum 246-34793 Paint as of 10/47
MP Yellow 246-52881 Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Red 246-9089-R Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Red 246-9089-R Paint as of 10/47
MP Red 246-9089-R Paint as of 1/48
MP Red 246-9089-R Paint as of 9/48
MP Black 254-2234 Paint as of 12/49
MP Gray 254-34245 Paint as of 1/48
MP Gray 254-34245 Paint as of 3/49
MP Gray 254-34245 Paint as of 12/49
MP Gray 254-34245 Paint as of 10/47
MP Gray 254-34245 Paint as of 9/48
MP Alumimum 254-4202 Paint as of 1/48
MP Yellow 254-55073 Paint as of 9/48
MP Yellow 254-55073 Paint as of 12/49
MP Yellow 254-55073 Paint as of 10/47
MP Yellow 254-55073 Paint as of 1/48
MP Yellow 254-55073 Paint as of 3/49
MP Roof grey 254-55513 Paint as of 12/49
MP Red 254-9089-R Paint as of 12/49
MP Blue 256-55074 Paint as of 1/48
MP Blue 256-55074 Paint as of 9/48
MP Blue 256-55074 Paint as of 3/49
MP Blue 256-55074 Paint as of 12/49
MP Blue 256-55074 (change from above) Paint as of 10/47
MP Alumimum 289-3935 Brush 254-3935 Spray Paint as of 9/48
MP Alumimum 289-3935 Brush 2543935 Spray Paint as of 12/49
MP Red 83-1863 Paint as of 3/49
MP Black 88-005 Paint as of 1/48
MP Black 88-005 Paint as of 9/48
MP Black 88-005 Paint as of 3/49
MP Black 88-005 Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Black 88-005 Paint as of 10/47
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint as of 10/47
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint as of 1/48
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint as of 3/49
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint as of 12/49
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint as of 12/49
MP Black L1 B6 SW Paint as of 12/49
MP Red L3 R2 Sw Paint as of 12/49
MP Blue M50LC5 SW Paint as of 12/49
MP Roof grey M5OAC8 SW Paint as of 12/49
MP Gray M5OAC9 SW Paint as of 12/49
MP Yellow M5OHC3 Sw Paint as of 12/49
MP Alumimum M5OSC2 Brush M5OSC3 SW Paint as of 12/49
MP Clear RK-404 Paint as of 9/48
MP Gray, roof (none shown) Roof grey (none shown) Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Gray, roof (none shown) Roof grey (none shown) Paint as of 10/47
MP Gray, roof (none shown) Roof grey (none shown) Paint as of 1/48
MP Gray, roof (none shown) Roof grey (none shown) Paint as of 9/48
MP Gray, roof (none shown) Roof grey (none shown) Paint as of 3/49
N&W Red, Tuscan Duco 282-93520  
NPBL Yellow Pantone #141  
NPBL Brown Pantone #469 Unit 103 only
NPBL Red Pantone #470  
RDG Black Duco 2234  
RDG Green, Woodfield Duco 246-6195  
RDG Gold Duco 254-54388  
RDG Gold, Imitation Duco 254-54388  
RF&P Bronze #10 Baer Bros. E units
RF&P Blue Acrylic 939-31756  
RF&P Gray, Light Acrylic 939-6173  
RF&P Black Duco 254-2234 E units
RF&P Blue Duco 254-31754 E units
RF&P Gray Duco 254-54922 E units
RF&P Black dulux 80-762 E units
SAL Green, Pale Duco 254-10121 Passenger Units Body
SAL Black, enamel 254-2234  
SAL Yellow 254-32654  
SAL Black 47-478-12  
SAL aluminum 47-478-2  
SAL Green, Pullman 47-478-28,-29  
SAL Yellow 47-478-60,-61  
SAL Green 890-5207 Jolly Green
SAL Green Duco 254-1144 Passenger units roof
SAL Orange Duco 254-32655 Stripes on roadswitchers
SAL Green, Pullman Duco 254-4558 Roadswitcher body
SAL Orange 47-478-35  
SAL Red, Chineese 47-478-40,-41  
SAL Green 47560070-1 Green Hornet
SAL Red Duco 243-2136 Passenger Units stripes
SCL Green, Pullman Pullman Pantone #370 Used on Gp40's
SCL Yellow, stripes Pantone #100 cut 200% w/ wt  
SCL Gold (stripe) Pantone #145  
SCL/L&N Yellow Acrylic 939-Y-373  
SCL/L&N Red Acrylic 939-Y-51151 Used on SD40-2's
SCL/L&N Gray Acrylic 939-Y-6334  
SLSF White Duco 254-1  
SLSF Red Duco 254-30199  
SLSF Blue Duco 254-34969  
SLSF Chrome Duco 261-30890  
SLSF Blue Duco MC 23192 DK2030  
SLSF Yellow Duco MC 242 DK 310  
SLSF Red, Cardinal Duco MC 2460 DK860  
SLSF Maroon, light Duco MC51823 DK960  
SLSF Aluminum Dulux 166-220  
SOO Black Dulux NO. 88-762  
SOO Postal Green Green NO. 68-24557 Interior Semi-Gloss
SOO Grey Line NO. 21181 Lucite Acrylic Enamel 890
SOO Red Line NO. 6478 Lucite Acrylic Enamel 890
SOO Maroon(Tuscan) Duco 254-34460  
SOO Gold, Imitation Duco 254-54292  
SOO Maroon Dulux 933-30350M  
SRR Alum on body 939-Y-34793 1941-1949 Freight initial order
SRR Alum, silver gray 246-34793 DL-109's original scheme
SRR Alum on body 254-34793. E7's 1949 scheme
SRR Alum on body 259-9614 DL-109's original scheme
SRR Black, body Lacquer 939-Y-67391 1941-1949 Freight initial order
SRR Yellow, handrails 939-Y-23663 1941-1949 Freight initial order
SRR Black Enamel BA-5771-2 SD40-2's trucks
SRR Black, underframe Enamel BA-5771-2 1941-1949 Freight initial order
SRR Yellow Lacquer 939-Y-23663 SD40-2's handrails
SRR Alum/Gray Lacquer 939-Y-34793 SD40-2's band
SRR Yellow Lacquer 939-Y-54015 SD40-2 ???
SRR Black Lacquer 939-Y-67391 SD40-2's body
SRR White Lacquer 939-Y-93877 SD40-2's Lettering
SRR Gold Scotchlite 580-54 SD40-2's Stripe
SRR Gold lettering Scotchlite 580-54 1941-1949 Freight initial order
SSW Gray, dark Enamel 183-19688  
SSW Beige Enamel 917-Y-12145  
SSW Brown Enamel 917-Y-12146  
SSW Scarlet Lacquer 939-Y-51151  
SSW Gray, Light Lacquer 939-Y-55921  
SSW Gray, dark Lacquer 939-Y-93830  
SSW White Lacquer 939-Y-93881  
T&P Blue Duco 246-34246 Blue on E7's
T&P Blue Duco 254-55074 Blue on E8's
T&P Gray Duco 246-34245  
T&P Aluminum, Imitation Duco 246-4202  
T&P Cream Duco 246-52081  
T&P Gray Duco 254-34245  
T&P Aluminum, Imitation Duco 254-4202  
T&P Cream Duco 254-55073  
TTrain Yellow Sherwin-Williams #F44YC85  
VGN Black Duco 2234  
VGN Yellow Duco 2490  
VGN Red Duco 5101  
VGN Gray, Suede Dulux 88-503  
VGN Gold, Imitation Thresher Varnish 9265  
WABASH White Duco 254-1  
WABASH Gray Duco 254-31402  
WABASH Gray Duco 254-3153  
WABASH Gold, Imitation Duco 254-5429  
WABASH Blue Duco 254-81456  
WABASH Red Duco 254-9089R  
WABASH Black Dulux 88-762  
WofA Aluminum   Diesels
WofA Aluminum   Pass Cars pre 1950
WofA Aluminum   Pass Cars after 1950
WofA Blue, Dark   Pass Cars after 1950
WofA Gold   Office Cars
WofA Green, Pullman   Pass Cars pre 1950
WofA Green, Pullman   Office Cars
WofA Blue 254-3207. Diesels

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DuPONT PAINT NUMBERS-SORTED BY NUMBER

SRR Alum on body 939-Y-34793 1941-1949 Freight initial order
SAL Green, Pale Duco 254-10121 Passenger Units Body
RF&P Bronze #10 Baer Bros. E units
WofA Aluminum   Diesels
WofA Aluminum   Pass Cars pre 1950
WofA Aluminum   Pass Cars after 1950
WofA Blue, Dark   Pass Cars after 1950
WofA Gold   Office Cars
WofA Green, Pullman   Pass Cars pre 1950
WofA Green, Pullman   Office Cars
MP Alumimum 166-021 Brush 166-5947 Spray Paint as of 3/49
MP Gray 246-34245 Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Blue 246-34246 Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Alumimum 246-34793 Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Alumimum 246-34793 Paint as of 10/47
SRR Alum, silver gray 246-34793 DL-109's original scheme
MP Yellow 246-52881 Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Red 246-9089-R Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Red 246-9089-R Paint as of 10/47
MP Red 246-9089-R Paint as of 1/48
MP Red 246-9089-R Paint as of 9/48
MP Black 254-2234 Paint as of 12/49
SAL Black, enamel 254-2234  
WofA Blue 254-3207. Diesels
SAL Yellow 254-32654  
MP Gray 254-34245 Paint as of 1/48
MP Gray 254-34245 Paint as of 3/49
MP Gray 254-34245 Paint as of 12/49
MP Gray 254-34245 Paint as of 10/47
MP Gray 254-34245 Paint as of 9/48
SRR Alum on body 254-34793. E7's 1949 scheme
MP Alumimum 254-4202 Paint as of 1/48
MP Yellow 254-55073 Paint as of 9/48
MP Yellow 254-55073 Paint as of 12/49
MP Yellow 254-55073 Paint as of 10/47
MP Yellow 254-55073 Paint as of 1/48
MP Yellow 254-55073 Paint as of 3/49
MP Roof grey 254-55513 Paint as of 12/49
MP Red 254-9089-R Paint as of 12/49
MP Blue 256-55074 Paint as of 1/48
MP Blue 256-55074 Paint as of 9/48
MP Blue 256-55074 Paint as of 3/49
MP Blue 256-55074 Paint as of 12/49
MP Blue 256-55074 (change from above) Paint as of 10/47
SRR Alum on body 259-9614 DL-109's original scheme
MP Alumimum 289-3935 Brush 254-3935 Spray Paint as of 9/48
MP Alumimum 289-3935 Brush 2543935 Spray Paint as of 12/49
SAL Black 47-478-12  
SAL aluminum 47-478-2  
SAL Green, Pullman 47-478-28,-29  
SAL Orange 47-478-35  
SAL Red, Chineese 47-478-40,-41  
SAL Yellow 47-478-60,-61  
SAL Green 47560070-1 Green Hornet
MP Red 83-1863 Paint as of 3/49
GN Gold, Imitation 83-50931  
GN Gray 83-8343  
MP Black 88-005 Paint as of 1/48
MP Black 88-005 Paint as of 9/48
MP Black 88-005 Paint as of 3/49
MP Black 88-005 Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Black 88-005 Paint as of 10/47
GN Blue, Big Sky 88-AC228  
GN Gray 88-AC229  
SAL Green 890-5207 Jolly Green
SRR Yellow, handrails 939-Y-23663 1941-1949 Freight initial order
ACL Black Acrylic 890-67104 GP30, 35 SD35, 45
CNJ Blue Acrylic 890-92925  
ACL White Acrylic 890-93881 GP30, 35 SD35, 45
ACL Aluminum Acrylic 890-94376 GP30, 35 SD35, 45
CNJ Yellow Acrylic 890-94567  
ACL Yellow Acrylic 890-95348 GP30, 35 SD35, 45
EJ&E Green Acrylic 929-Y-1144  
RF&P Blue Acrylic 939-31756  
LV Yellow Acrylic 939-3404  
RF&P Gray, Light Acrylic 939-6173  
LV Black Acrylic 939-67391  
LV White Acrylic 939-93881  
LV Orange Acrylic 939-98156  
LV Red, Cornell Acrylic 939-AF-415  
EJ&E Orange Acrylic 939-AFX-141  
SCL/L&N Yellow Acrylic 939-Y-373  
SCL/L&N Red Acrylic 939-Y-51151 Used on SD40-2's
SCL/L&N Gray Acrylic 939-Y-6334  
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint as of 10/47
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint as of 1/48
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint as of 3/49
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint as of 12/49
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint as of 12/49
RDG Black Duco 2234  
VGN Black Duco 2234  
ACL Purple Duco 241-34084 cab units 1951
ACL Purple Duco 241-34084 cab units 1957
ACL Purple Duco 241-34084m cab units 1945
SAL Red Duco 243-2136 Passenger Units stripes
BAR Black Duco 243-2504  
BRoC Black Duco 243-2504  
CRIP Black Duco 246-2039  
ACL Black Duco 246-2504 cab units 1945
T&P Gray Duco 246-34245  
T&P Blue Duco 246-34246 Blue on E7's
CRIP Alum Duco 246-34793  
ACL Aluminum, Imitation Duco 246-34793 cab units 1945
T&P Aluminum, Imitation Duco 246-4202  
T&P Cream Duco 246-52081  
RDG Green, Woodfield Duco 246-6195  
CRIP Maroon Duco 246-6957  
EL Maroon Maroon Duco 246-6957  
ATSF Red Duco 246-9089  
CRIP Red Duco 246-9089  
VGN Yellow Duco 2490  
SLSF White Duco 254-1  
WABASH White Duco 254-1  
SAL Green Duco 254-1144 Passenger units roof
BRoC Yellow Duco 254-1379  
CRIP Black Duco 254-2234 as of June 1954 Type 1
CRIP Black Duco 254-2234 Rocket passenger scheme 2a
A&R Black Duco 254-2234  
ACL Black Duco 254-2234 cab units 1951
ACL Black Duco 254-2234 cab units 1957
RF&P Black Duco 254-2234 E units
CRIP Maroon Duco 254-2336 Passenger scheme 2b & c
CRIP Aluminum Duco 254-24793 Passenger scheme 2b & c
SLSF Red Duco 254-30199  
WABASH Gray Duco 254-31402  
WABASH Gray Duco 254-3153  
RF&P Blue Duco 254-31754 E units
SAL Orange Duco 254-32655 Stripes on roadswitchers
T&P Gray Duco 254-34245  
C&O Stainless, Imitation Duco 254-34245  
A&R Blue Duco 254-34246  
SOO Maroon(Tuscan) Duco 254-34460  
CRIP Aluminum Duco 254-34793 Rocket passenger scheme 2a
BAR Gray Duco 254-34793  
BAR Blue Duco 254-34969  
SLSF Blue Duco 254-34969  
C&O Yellow, Venitian Duco 254-35621  
ACL Aluminum, Imitation Duco 254-3935 cab units 1951
C&NW Aluminum Duco 254-4202  
T&P Aluminum, Imitation Duco 254-4202  
SAL Green, Pullman Duco 254-4558 Roadswitcher body
C&NW Yellow Duco 254-51596  
C&NW Green Duco 254-52481  
BAR yellow Duco 254-52492  
B&M Gold Duco 254-54015  
C&O Blue, Enchantment Duco 254-54108  
WABASH Gold, Imitation Duco 254-5429  
SOO Gold, Imitation Duco 254-54292  
RDG Gold Duco 254-54388  
RDG Gold, Imitation Duco 254-54388  
RF&P Gray Duco 254-54922 E units
T&P Cream Duco 254-55073  
T&P Blue Duco 254-55074 Blue on E8's
CRIP Maroon Duco 254-6957 Rocket passenger scheme 2a
B&M Maroon Duco 254-6957  
BRoC Aluminum Duco 254-81436  
ACL Aluminum, Imitation Duco 254-81436 cab units 1957
WABASH Blue Duco 254-81456  
CRIP Red Duco 254-9089 Rocket passenger scheme 2a
C&NW Red Duco 254-9089  
WABASH Red Duco 254-9089R  
ACL Yellow Duco 254-9350 cab units 1957
ACL Yellow Duco 254-9356 cab units 1951
A&R Aluminum Duco 254-9614  
CRIP White Duco 259-21 as of June 1954 Type 1
CRIP Gray Duco 259-3935  
CRIP Maroon Duco 259-6957  
EL Maroon Maroon Duco 259-6957  
ACL Yellow Duco 259-9356 cab units 1945
SLSF Chrome Duco 261-30890  
N&W Red, Tuscan Duco 282-93520  
VGN Red Duco 5101  
MKT Blue Duco MC 23192 DK2030  
SLSF Blue Duco MC 23192 DK2030  
MKT Yellow Duco MC 242 DK 310  
SLSF Yellow Duco MC 242 DK 310  
MKT Red, Cardinal Duco MC 2460 DK860  
SLSF Red, Cardinal Duco MC 2460 DK860  
MKT Maroon, light Duco MC51823 DK960  
SLSF Maroon, light Duco MC51823 DK960  
BAR aluminum Dulux 166-220  
SLSF Aluminum Dulux 166-220  
CRIP Gray Dulux 183-35674 Type 7 Red/Yellow scheme
ACL Aluminum Bronze Dulux 234-4202 cab units 1951
ACL Aluminum Bronze Dulux 246-4202 cab units 1945
RF&P Black dulux 80-762 E units
C&O Yellow, federal Dulux 83-24567 used on RSD12's
GN Orange, Omaha Dulux 83-35617  
GN Orange, Omaha Dulux 83-35617  
GN Green, Pullman Dulux 83-4558  
GN Gold, Imitation Dulux 83-50931  
C&O Blue, Enchantment Dulux 83-54108 used on RSD12's
ACL Black Dulux 88-005 cab units 1945
VGN Gray, Suede Dulux 88-503  
C&NW Green Dulux 88-5502  
CRIP Black Dulux 88-762 Rocket passenger scheme 2a
ACL Black Dulux 88-762 cab units 1951
ACL Black Dulux 88-762 cab units 1957
BRofC Black Dulux 88-762  
WABASH Black Dulux 88-762  
SOO Maroon Dulux 933-30350M  
SOO Black Dulux NO. 88-762  
GN Yellow, WFE Dupont #613  
CRIP Black DuPont 810-6229 ? Type 8 Blue/White
MKT Black DuPont 810-6299  
CRIP Black DuPont 826-Y-68006 Type 8 Blue/White
CRIP White DuPont 826-Y-68007 Type 8 Blue/White
CRIP Blue DuPont 826-Y-68008 Type 8 Blue/White
MKT Black DuPont 828-8509  
MKT Black DuPont 840-2431  
MKT Green DuPont 847-6732  
MKT Green DuPont 847-6732  
L&N Black DuPont Co. 88-762 enamel
L&N Blue Dupont Co. 254-2063 lacquer-Pass units
L&N Black Dupont Co. 254-2234 lacquer
L&N Gold Dupont Co. 254-35623 lacquer
L&N Red Dupont Co. 254-394M lacquer
L&N Beige Dupont Co. 254-51021 lacquer
L&N Orange Dupont Co. 254-6273 lacquer
CMStP&P Orange DuPont DUCO #240-34773 Lwt Pass cars
CMStP&P Maroon DuPont DUCO #246-54085R Lwt Pass cars
CRIP Red DuPont Urethane 836-394 Type 7 Red/Yellow scheme
CRIP White DuPont Urethane 836-508 Type 7 Red/Yellow scheme
CRIP Yellow DuPont Urethane 836-65334 Type 7 Red/Yellow scheme
ACL Black Enamel GP30, 35 SD35, 45
SSW Gray, dark Enamel 183-19688  
SSW Beige Enamel 917-Y-12145  
SSW Brown Enamel 917-Y-12146  
SRR Black Enamel BA-5771-2 SD40-2's trucks
SRR Black, underframe Enamel BA-5771-2 1941-1949 Freight initial order
GN Green, Glacier Glidden #9859  
GN Vermillion Glidden 1256  
GN Red, Mineral Glidden Special #104  
SOO Postal Green Green NO. 68-24557 Interior Semi-Gloss
MD&S orange Kirker AY-2872-Y stripes on body of RS2's
MD&S Green, Pullman Kirker AY-2928-G body of RS2's
MP Black L1 B6 SW Paint as of 12/49
MP Red L3 R2 Sw Paint as of 12/49
SRR Yellow Lacquer 939-Y-23663 SD40-2's handrails
SRR Alum/Gray Lacquer 939-Y-34793 SD40-2's band
SSW Scarlet Lacquer 939-Y-51151  
SRR Yellow Lacquer 939-Y-54015 SD40-2 ???
SSW Gray, Light Lacquer 939-Y-55921  
SRR Black, body Lacquer 939-Y-67391 1941-1949 Freight initial order
SRR Black Lacquer 939-Y-67391 SD40-2's body
SSW Gray, dark Lacquer 939-Y-93830  
SRR White Lacquer 939-Y-93877 SD40-2's Lettering
SSW White Lacquer 939-Y-93881  
SOO Grey Line NO. 21181 Lucite Acrylic Enamel 890
SOO Red Line NO. 6478 Lucite Acrylic Enamel 890
MP Blue M50LC5 SW Paint as of 12/49
MP Roof grey M5OAC8 SW Paint as of 12/49
MP Gray M5OAC9 SW Paint as of 12/49
MP Yellow M5OHC3 Sw Paint as of 12/49
MP Alumimum M5OSC2 Brush M5OSC3 SW Paint as of 12/49
SCL Yellow, stripes Pantone #100 cut 200% w/ wt  
MKT Yellow, Caboose Pantone #1345  
NPBL Yellow Pantone #141  
SCL Gold (stripe) Pantone #145  
NPBL Brown Pantone #469 Unit 103 only
NPBL Red Pantone #470  
CMStP&P Gray Pittsburgh #58687 Lwt Pass cars
SCL Green, Pullman Pullman Pantone #370 Used on Gp40's
MP Clear RK-404 Paint as of 9/48
A&R Orange RM XL-6046  
MP Gray, roof (none shown) Roof grey (none shown) Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Gray, roof (none shown) Roof grey (none shown) Paint as of 10/47
MP Gray, roof (none shown) Roof grey (none shown) Paint as of 1/48
MP Gray, roof (none shown) Roof grey (none shown) Paint as of 9/48
MP Gray, roof (none shown) Roof grey (none shown) Paint as of 3/49
SRR Gold Scotchlite 580-54 SD40-2's Stripe
SRR Gold lettering Scotchlite 580-54 1941-1949 Freight initial order
TTrain Yellow Sherwin-Williams #F44YC85  
CRIP Red Sterling U-1002 Type 7 optional R/Y scheme
CRIP Yellow Sterling U-1174 Type 7 optional R/Y scheme
CRIP White Sterling U-1175 Type 7 optional R/Y scheme
VGN Gold, Imitation Thresher Varnish 9265  

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DuPONT PAINT NUMBERS-SORTED BY COLOR

CRIP Alum Duco 246-34793  
SRR Alum on body 939-Y-34793 1941-1949 Freight initial order
SRR Alum on body 259-9614 DL-109's original scheme
SRR Alum on body 254-34793. E7's 1949 scheme
SRR Alum, silver gray 246-34793 DL-109's original scheme
SRR Alum/Gray Lacquer 939-Y-34793 SD40-2's band
MP Alumimum 166-021 Brush 166-5947 Spray Paint as of 3/49
MP Alumimum 289-3935 Brush 2543935 Spray Paint as of 12/49
MP Alumimum M5OSC2 Brush M5OSC3 SW Paint as of 12/49
MP Alumimum 246-34793 Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Alumimum 246-34793 Paint as of 10/47
MP Alumimum 254-4202 Paint as of 1/48
MP Alumimum 289-3935 Brush 254-3935 Spray Paint as of 9/48
A&R Aluminum Duco 254-9614  
ACL Aluminum Acrylic 890-94376 GP30, 35 SD35, 45
BAR aluminum Dulux 166-220  
CRIP Aluminum Duco 254-24793 Passenger scheme 2b & c
CRIP Aluminum Duco 254-34793 Rocket passenger scheme 2a
SAL aluminum 47-478-2  
WofA Aluminum   Diesels
WofA Aluminum   Pass Cars pre 1950
WofA Aluminum   Pass Cars after 1950
BRoC Aluminum Duco 254-81436  
C&NW Aluminum Duco 254-4202  
SLSF Aluminum Dulux 166-220  
ACL Aluminum Bronze Dulux 234-4202 cab units 1951
ACL Aluminum Bronze Dulux 246-4202 cab units 1945
ACL Aluminum, Imitation Duco 246-34793 cab units 1945
ACL Aluminum, Imitation Duco 254-3935 cab units 1951
ACL Aluminum, Imitation Duco 254-81436 cab units 1957
T&P Aluminum, Imitation Duco 246-4202  
T&P Aluminum, Imitation Duco 254-4202  
L&N Beige Dupont Co. 254-51021 lacquer
SSW Beige Enamel 917-Y-12145  
BAR Black Duco 243-2504  
CRIP Black Duco 254-2234 as of June 1954 Type 1
CRIP Black Duco 254-2234 Rocket passenger scheme 2a
CRIP Black Dulux 88-762 Rocket passenger scheme 2a
CRIP Black DuPont 810-6229 ? Type 8 Blue/White
CRIP Black DuPont 826-Y-68006 Type 8 Blue/White
L&N Black DuPont Co. 88-762 enamel
L&N Black Dupont Co. 254-2234 lacquer
MP Black 88-005 Paint as of 1/48
MP Black 88-005 Paint as of 9/48
MP Black 88-005 Paint as of 3/49
MP Black L1 B6 SW Paint as of 12/49
SAL Black 47-478-12  
SOO Black Dulux NO. 88-762  
A&R Black Duco 254-2234  
ACL Black Acrylic 890-67104 GP30, 35 SD35, 45
ACL Black Duco 246-2504 cab units 1945
ACL Black Duco 254-2234 cab units 1951
ACL Black Duco 254-2234 cab units 1957
ACL Black Dulux 88-005 cab units 1945
ACL Black Dulux 88-762 cab units 1951
ACL Black Dulux 88-762 cab units 1957
ACL Black Enamel GP30, 35 SD35, 45
BRoC Black Duco 243-2504  
BRofC Black Dulux 88-762  
CRIP Black Duco 246-2039  
LV Black Acrylic 939-67391  
MKT Black DuPont 810-6299  
MKT Black DuPont 828-8509  
MKT Black DuPont 840-2431  
MP Black 88-005 Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Black 88-005 Paint as of 10/47
MP Black 254-2234 Paint as of 12/49
RDG Black Duco 2234  
RF&P Black Duco 254-2234 E units
RF&P Black dulux 80-762 E units
SRR Black Enamel BA-5771-2 SD40-2's trucks
SRR Black Lacquer 939-Y-67391 SD40-2's body
VGN Black Duco 2234  
WABASH Black Dulux 88-762  
SRR Black, body Lacquer 939-Y-67391 1941-1949 Freight initial order
SAL Black, enamel 254-2234  
SRR Black, underframe Enamel BA-5771-2 1941-1949 Freight initial order
A&R Blue Duco 254-34246  
BAR Blue Duco 254-34969  
CNJ Blue Acrylic 890-92925  
CRIP Blue DuPont 826-Y-68008 Type 8 Blue/White
L&N Blue Dupont Co. 254-2063 lacquer-Pass units
MKT Blue Duco MC 23192 DK2030  
MP Blue 256-55074 Paint as of 1/48
MP Blue 256-55074 Paint as of 9/48
MP Blue 256-55074 Paint as of 3/49
MP Blue 256-55074 Paint as of 12/49
MP Blue M50LC5 SW Paint as of 12/49
RF&P Blue Acrylic 939-31756  
RF&P Blue Duco 254-31754 E units
SLSF Blue Duco 254-34969  
SLSF Blue Duco MC 23192 DK2030  
T&P Blue Duco 246-34246 Blue on E7's
T&P Blue Duco 254-55074 Blue on E8's
WABASH Blue Duco 254-81456  
WofA Blue 254-3207. Diesels
MP Blue 246-34246 Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Blue 256-55074 (change from above) Paint as of 10/47
GN Blue, Big Sky 88-AC228  
WofA Blue, Dark   Pass Cars after 1950
C&O Blue, Enchantment Duco 254-54108  
C&O Blue, Enchantment Dulux 83-54108 used on RSD12's
RF&P Bronze #10 Baer Bros. E units
NPBL Brown Pantone #469 Unit 103 only
SSW Brown Enamel 917-Y-12146  
SLSF Chrome Duco 261-30890  
MP Clear RK-404 Paint as of 9/48
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint as of 10/47
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint as of 1/48
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint as of 3/49
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint as of 12/49
MP Clear (none shown) Clear (none shown) Paint as of 12/49
T&P Cream Duco 246-52081  
T&P Cream Duco 254-55073  
B&M Gold Duco 254-54015  
WofA Gold   Office Cars
L&N Gold Dupont Co. 254-35623 lacquer
RDG Gold Duco 254-54388  
SRR Gold Scotchlite 580-54 SD40-2's Stripe
SCL Gold (stripe) Pantone #145  
SRR Gold lettering Scotchlite 580-54 1941-1949 Freight initial order
GN Gold, Imitation 83-50931  
GN Gold, Imitation Dulux 83-50931  
RDG Gold, Imitation Duco 254-54388  
SOO Gold, Imitation Duco 254-54292  
VGN Gold, Imitation Thresher Varnish 9265  
WABASH Gold, Imitation Duco 254-5429  
BAR Gray Duco 254-34793  
CMStP&P Gray Pittsburgh #58687 Lwt Pass cars
CRIP Gray Dulux 183-35674 Type 7 Red/Yellow scheme
CRIP Gray Duco 259-3935  
GN Gray 83-8343  
GN Gray 88-AC229  
MP Gray 254-34245 Paint as of 1/48
MP Gray 254-34245 Paint as of 3/49
MP Gray 254-34245 Paint as of 12/49
MP Gray M5OAC9 SW Paint as of 12/49
RF&P Gray Duco 254-54922 E units
SCL/L&N Gray Acrylic 939-Y-6334  
T&P Gray Duco 246-34245  
T&P Gray Duco 254-34245  
WABASH Gray Duco 254-31402  
WABASH Gray Duco 254-3153  
MP Gray 246-34245 Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Gray 254-34245 Paint as of 10/47
MP Gray 254-34245 Paint as of 9/48
SSW Gray, dark Enamel 183-19688  
SSW Gray, dark Lacquer 939-Y-93830  
RF&P Gray, Light Acrylic 939-6173  
SSW Gray, Light Lacquer 939-Y-55921  
MP Gray, roof (none shown) Roof grey (none shown) Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Gray, roof (none shown) Roof grey (none shown) Paint as of 10/47
MP Gray, roof (none shown) Roof grey (none shown) Paint as of 1/48
MP Gray, roof (none shown) Roof grey (none shown) Paint as of 9/48
MP Gray, roof (none shown) Roof grey (none shown) Paint as of 3/49
VGN Gray, Suede Dulux 88-503  
C&NW Green Dulux 88-5502  
SAL Green 890-5207 Jolly Green
SAL Green Duco 254-1144 Passenger units roof
SAL Green 47560070-1 Green Hornet
C&NW Green Duco 254-52481  
EJ&E Green Acrylic 929-Y-1144  
MKT Green DuPont 847-6732  
MKT Green DuPont 847-6732  
GN Green, Glacier Glidden #9859  
SAL Green, Pale Duco 254-10121 Passenger Units Body
GN Green, Pullman Dulux 83-4558  
MD&S Green, Pullman Kirker AY-2928-G body of RS2's
SAL Green, Pullman 47-478-28,-29  
SAL Green, Pullman Duco 254-4558 Roadswitcher body
SCL Green, Pullman Pullman Pantone #370 Used on Gp40's
WofA Green, Pullman   Pass Cars pre 1950
WofA Green, Pullman   Office Cars
RDG Green, Woodfield Duco 246-6195  
SOO Grey Line NO. 21181 Lucite Acrylic Enamel 890
CMStP&P Maroon DuPont DUCO #246-54085R Lwt Pass cars
CRIP Maroon Duco 254-2336 Passenger scheme 2b & c
CRIP Maroon Duco 254-6957 Rocket passenger scheme 2a
B&M Maroon Duco 254-6957  
CRIP Maroon Duco 246-6957  
CRIP Maroon Duco 259-6957  
SOO Maroon Dulux 933-30350M  
EL Maroon Maroon Duco 246-6957  
EL Maroon Maroon Duco 259-6957  
SOO Maroon(Tuscan) Duco 254-34460  
MKT Maroon, light Duco MC51823 DK960  
SLSF Maroon, light Duco MC51823 DK960  
MD&S orange Kirker AY-2872-Y stripes on body of RS2's
A&R Orange RM XL-6046  
CMStP&P Orange DuPont DUCO #240-34773 Lwt Pass cars
EJ&E Orange Acrylic 939-AFX-141  
L&N Orange Dupont Co. 254-6273 lacquer
LV Orange Acrylic 939-98156  
SAL Orange Duco 254-32655 Stripes on roadswitchers
SAL Orange 47-478-35  
GN Orange, Omaha Dulux 83-35617  
GN Orange, Omaha Dulux 83-35617  
SOO Postal Green Green NO. 68-24557 Interior Semi-Gloss
ACL Purple Duco 241-34084 cab units 1951
ACL Purple Duco 241-34084 cab units 1957
ACL Purple Duco 241-34084m cab units 1945
CRIP Red Duco 254-9089 Rocket passenger scheme 2a
CRIP Red DuPont Urethane 836-394 Type 7 Red/Yellow scheme
CRIP Red Sterling U-1002 Type 7 optional R/Y scheme
MP Red 83-1863 Paint as of 3/49
MP Red 254-9089-R Paint as of 12/49
MP Red L3 R2 Sw Paint as of 12/49
SAL Red Duco 243-2136 Passenger Units stripes
SOO Red Line NO. 6478 Lucite Acrylic Enamel 890
ATSF Red Duco 246-9089  
C&NW Red Duco 254-9089  
CRIP Red Duco 246-9089  
L&N Red Dupont Co. 254-394M lacquer
MP Red 246-9089-R Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Red 246-9089-R Paint as of 10/47
MP Red 246-9089-R Paint as of 1/48
MP Red 246-9089-R Paint as of 9/48
NPBL Red Pantone #470  
SCL/L&N Red Acrylic 939-Y-51151 Used on SD40-2's
SLSF Red Duco 254-30199  
VGN Red Duco 5101  
WABASH Red Duco 254-9089R  
MKT Red, Cardinal Duco MC 2460 DK860  
SLSF Red, Cardinal Duco MC 2460 DK860  
SAL Red, Chineese 47-478-40,-41  
LV Red, Cornell Acrylic 939-AF-415  
GN Red, Mineral Glidden Special #104  
N&W Red, Tuscan Duco 282-93520  
MP Roof grey M5OAC8 SW Paint as of 12/49
MP Roof grey 254-55513 Paint as of 12/49
SSW Scarlet Lacquer 939-Y-51151  
C&O Stainless, Imitation Duco 254-34245  
GN Vermillion Glidden 1256  
CRIP White Duco 259-21 as of June 1954 Type 1
CRIP White DuPont 826-Y-68007 Type 8 Blue/White
CRIP White DuPont Urethane 836-508 Type 7 Red/Yellow scheme
CRIP White Sterling U-1175 Type 7 optional R/Y scheme
ACL White Acrylic 890-93881 GP30, 35 SD35, 45
LV White Acrylic 939-93881  
SLSF White Duco 254-1  
SRR White Lacquer 939-Y-93877 SD40-2's Lettering
SSW White Lacquer 939-Y-93881  
WABASH White Duco 254-1  
ACL Yellow Acrylic 890-95348 GP30, 35 SD35, 45
CRIP Yellow DuPont Urethane 836-65334 Type 7 Red/Yellow scheme
CRIP Yellow Sterling U-1174 Type 7 optional R/Y scheme
MP Yellow 254-55073 Paint as of 9/48
MP Yellow 254-55073 Paint as of 12/49
MP Yellow M5OHC3 Sw Paint as of 12/49
SAL Yellow 254-32654  
SAL Yellow 47-478-60,-61  
SCL/L&N Yellow Acrylic 939-Y-373  
SRR Yellow Lacquer 939-Y-54015 SD40-2 ???
ACL Yellow Duco 254-9350 cab units 1957
ACL Yellow Duco 254-9356 cab units 1951
ACL Yellow Duco 259-9356 cab units 1945
BRoC Yellow Duco 254-1379  
C&NW Yellow Duco 254-51596  
CNJ Yellow Acrylic 890-94567  
LV Yellow Acrylic 939-3404  
MKT Yellow Duco MC 242 DK 310  
MP Yellow 246-52881 Paint Original (7000-7001 were delivered 10/22/39)
MP Yellow 254-55073 Paint as of 10/47
MP Yellow 254-55073 Paint as of 1/48
MP Yellow 254-55073 Paint as of 3/49
NPBL Yellow Pantone #141  
SLSF Yellow Duco MC 242 DK 310  
SRR Yellow Lacquer 939-Y-23663 SD40-2's handrails
TTrain Yellow Sherwin-Williams #F44YC85  
VGN Yellow Duco 2490  
BAR yellow Duco 254-52492  
MKT Yellow, Caboose Pantone #1345  
C&O Yellow, federal Dulux 83-24567 used on RSD12's
SRR Yellow, handrails 939-Y-23663 1941-1949 Freight initial order
SCL Yellow, stripes Pantone #100 cut 200% w/ wt  
C&O Yellow, Venitian Duco 254-35621  
GN Yellow, WFE Dupont #613  

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