SEABOARD AIRLINE RAILROAD
RICHMOND, VA.

A combination of the, Seaboard Airline, Gainesville Midland and Tavares & Gulf railroad companies 9632 miles of track.
In 1967 merged with the ACL to form the Seaboard Coast Line. For more information see: Seaboard by Withers Publishing. D Blakes SAL site W Calloway's SAL site
**DIESEL PICTURES**

**CABOOSE PICTURES**

PAINT SCHEMES & MIXES

SEABOARD AIR LINE Red & Black Red-Caboose red #414128 Black-Engine black #414110 Decals-MS #87-152(switchers early) decals-MS#87-565 (switchers late)
SEABOARD AIR LINE Citrus colors Green-Pullman Green # 414284 Yellow-Reefer yellow #414122 add 1/4 cap reefer white #414113 Orange-GN orange #414224 Silver-Bright Silver #501998 Black-engine black #414110 decals-MS #87-439(E units) SEABOARD AIR LINE/SEABOARD COAST LINE Light green & red Green-Aged White #414131 add 1/8 cap SF blue #414150 Red-Caboose red #414128 decals-MS #87-439(E units) SEABOARD AIR LINE Green & Yellow(Pullman green) Green-Pullman green #414284 Yellow-use Microscale decals or Reefer yellow #414125 add 1/4 cap reefer white #414113 Orange-Reefer orange #414119 decals-MS #87-565(Road switchers and freight units), #87-566(stripes)
SEABOARD AIR LINE/SEABOARD COAST LINE Light Green & Yellow (Jolly Green or Lime green) Green-Mix 2 ounces reefer yellow #414125 with 1/2 ounce of SF blue #414150. Yellow-use Microscale decals or Reefer yellow #414125 add 1/4 cap reefer white #414113 decals-MS #87-565(Road switchers and freight units), #87-566(stripes)

All color mixes are based on PollyScale Acrylics paint numbers.
All bottle sizes are 1 fluid ounce size.
Capful refers to the cap on the bottle.
HK=Herald King decals for reference only these are no longer available.
MS=Microscale Decals
C=Custom made on Alps Printer

CABOOSE ROSTER

Seaboard, was N&W #518012, Class CF, built 1914, sold 07/45 Seaboard, was N&W #518016, Class CF, built 1914, sold 07/45 Seaboard, was N&W #518046, Class CF, built 1914, sold 07/45 Seaboard, was N&W #518050, Class CF, built 1914, sold 07/45 Seaboard, was N&W #518060, Class CF, built 1914, sold 07/45 Seaboard, was N&W #518064, Class CF, built 1914, sold 07/45 Seaboard, was N&W #518075, Class CF, built 1915, sold 07/45 Seaboard, was N&W #518110, Class CF, built 1914, sold 07/45 Seaboard, was N&W #518188, Class CF, built 1917, sold 07/45 Seaboard, was N&W #518261, Class CF, built 1918, sold 07/45

Interior colors of cabooses

08/25/01 SMRF list While in Atlanta I made a run by Riverdale and came back with a few goodies including the ACL M3 cab kit. That gives me motivation to put it and the SAL cab together at the same time. In spite of the good material in the kit on exterior paint colors I don't remember seeing anything on the interior. Anyone know what colors the insides of the ACL/SAL cabs were? Larry J. Puckett 08/25/01 Odd isn't it, I posted the entire color schemes for the SAL equipment that Warren Calloway furnished some time ago. Interior colors for cabooses weren't included. Interior colors for camp cars were on the list hosam 08/26/01 I think Larry is just trying to rub it in. Most of us are happy if we get the caboose trucks the right color. Next he'll be wanting to know the color of the seat cushions in the cupola. RWBooneSr 08/26/01 For that it is easy. Black. The interiors of most were a very light green. Larry Denton 08/26/01 Seafoarm green is the color. However, were not some of the interiors of the wooden cars a suede gray or beigish color???That is what I have been told. I was also told that the widespread use of seafoam green came along with the steel sided cars. Denis F. Blake

FREIGHT CAR NOTES


Guide to the various paint schemes for Seaboard Airline Freight Cars
 
  Keep in mind that when units began being repainted no exact dates can
be determined except the starting dates.  Some units remained in the
older paint scheme for some time before being repainted whereas some were
repainted right away.  As always, when custom painting a model, refer to
good pictures of the unit for placement of roadname, road numbers, heralds
and other lettering details.  Pictures also reveal minor variations in these
paint schemes due to being done in different repair shops.  Pictures also
reveal minor variations in the placement of horns, bells, lights and other
appliances

STANDARD PRACTICE FOR PAINTING FREIGHT CARS REVISED JAN 12,1951
SAL freight car painting instructions from November10,1948

PHOSPHATE (DRY ROCK) CARS

  To be painted with one coat of primer and two coats of standard freight car
brown paint except underframes to be given one coat of primer, followed by one
coat of car cement.

CEMENT CARS

  Outside of body, including underframe, to be given one coat of metal primer,
and then given two coats of Vinyl base DuPont alkali resisting gray paint
1353-762. Lettering and stenciling to be applied with DuPont Du-lux stencil
black.

WOOD RACK CARS

 To be painted with one coat of primer and one coat of car cement.

FLAT CARS
 Complete body and underframe, not including woodwork, to be painted with one
coat of primer and one coat of car cement.

WHEEL RACK CARS

 Complete body and underframe, not including woodwork, to be painted with one
coat of primer and one coat of car cement, except that no paint is to be
applied to creosoted flooring or racks where used.

CABOOSE CARS

 Body to be primed and painted with red caboose enamel, DuPont No. 474-853/
Steel roof and underframe to be given one coat of primer, followed by one coat
of car cement.
Grab irons and hand rails to be painted with yellow synthetic enamel.

WORK EQUIPMENT

 Body, including sides, ends and roofs, to be primed and given two coats of
SAL standard Pullman-Green paint, except oil tank cars which are to be painted
with locomotive black.
Underframe to be given one coat of primer, followed by one coat on car cement.

TRUCKS
 Truck sides and bolsters must not be painted with heavy asphaltic  tar or
cement base paints; however, such parts may be coated with light bodied paint
that will not prevent detection of flaws or cracks in ordinary inspection. Car
wheels must not be painted.

This was policy until February 7, 1955 when the F-1 was revised. Will list
revisions later.

Warren Calloway

I forgot to revise the subject on my earlier post, hitting the sent too
quick.  Below is the revised Standard SAL practice for painting freight cars
as of February 7, 1955. Comparing this against the earlier, SAL deleted much
of the use of the car cement, replacing it with the SAL freight car brown

Warren Calloway

STANDARD PRACTICE FOR PAINTING FREIGHT CARS REVISED FEB 7,1955

MATERIALS:

Primer:   Thrasher No. 2271-A zinc Chromate primer.

Paint:   Approved standard freight car brown paint.

Texaco No. 1401 Liquid car cement:   This is a heavy fluid, containing about
15% by weight of re-ground asbastos. It is furnished in 55-gallon non-
returnable drums. It dries to a black, glossy surface in approximately eight
hours, and becomes dull on weathering. It can be applied with a brush or
spray. When sprayed, the temperature should be between 50  degrees and 100
degrees F. with air pressure about 50 pounds.

Lettering and stenciling:    Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company's "Snolite."

GENERAL
All metal parts, including underframes, shall be free from scale and rust and
thoroughly cleaned by sand blast or wire brush before they are painted.

All metal in contact with metal, and where there are not accessible after
assembly, must be covered with one coat of Thresher 2271-A primer.

On all cars, including freight cars and caboose cars, the place, date, and
kind of paint should be stenciled in 1 inch high letters on one end of car
near end sill , thus: "Painted - Jax - 10-7-50 - DuPont."

BOX CARS (STEEL)
Galvanized roofs. To be given one coat of car cement on the
outside or top only.
Steel Roofs. To be given one coat of primer, followed by one coat of car
cement on the outside, and one coat of primer only on the inside.
Steel ends: To receive one coat of primer, followed by two coats of SAL brown
on the outside, the inside where inside lining is removed to be given one coat
of primer, followed by one coat of car cement.
Sides. The outside to be given one coat of primer, followed by two coats of
standard freight car brown paint. The inside, before installing woodwork, to
be given one coat of primer, followed by one coat of car cement.
Side doors.
The inside to be given one coat of primer, followed by one coat of standard
freight car brown paint. The outside to be given one coat of primer, followed
by two coat of standard freight car brown.
Underframe: To be given one coat of primer, followed by one coat of car
cement.

BOX CARS AND STOCK CARS (COMPOSITE)
To be painted the same as steel cars except wooden sides, ends and doors to be
painted with two coats of standard freight car brown paint, SAL body color on
all exterior surfaces.

GONDOLAS AND HOPPER CARS (STEEL)
Outside of car body, including underframe, to be painted with one coat of
primer followed by two coats of standard SAL body color. Inside to be given
coat of primer at joints and crevices. Underframe to be given one coat of
primer, followed by one coat of car cement.

PHOSPHATE (WET ROCK) CARS
The outside of car body to be given one coat of primer, followed by two coats
of standard freight car brown paint, underframe to be given one coat of
primer, followed by one coat of car cement.

PHOSPHATE (DRY ROCK) CARS
To be painted with one coat of primer and two coats of standard freight car
brown paint except underframes to be given one coat of primer, followed by one
coat of car cement.

CEMENT CARS
All metal in contact with wood or metal, and where not accessible after
assembly, to be given one coat of Thresher 2271-A primer.
Outside of body, including underframe, to be given one coat of metal primer,
and then given two coats of Vinyl base DuPont alkali resisting gray paint
1353-762. Lettering and stenciling to be applied with DuPont Du-lux stencil
black.

WOOD RACK CARS
To be painted with one coat of primer and two coats of SAL brown paint..

FLAT CARS
Complete body and underframe, not including woodwork, to be painted with one
coat of primer and two coats of SAL brown paint.

WHEEL RACK CARS
Body to be painted with one coat of primer and two coats of SAL brown.
Underframe to be painted with one coat of primer and one coat of car cement.
No paint is to be applied to cresoted flooring or racks where used.

CABOOSE CARS
Body to be primed and painted with red caboose enamel, DuPont No. 474-853/
Steel roof and underframe to be given one coat of primer, followed by one coat
of car cement. Grab irons and hand rails to be painted with yellow synthetic
enamel.

WORK EQUIPMENT
Body, including sides, ends and roofs, to be primed and given two coats of SAL
standard Pullman-Green paint, except oil tank cars which are to be painted
with locomotive black. Underframe to be given one coat of primer, followed by
one coat on car cement.

CAMP CAR INTERIOR
        Ceiling:  To be painted with oyster white color paint.
        Side Walls: To be painted with cream color paint.
        Floors:  To be painted with tan color paint.
        Trim: To be painted with mahogany brown color paint

TRUCKS
        Truck sides and bolsters must not be painted with heavy asphaltic  tar
or cement base paints; however, such parts may be coated with light bodied
paint
that will not prevent detection of flaws or cracks in ordinary inspection. Car
wheels must not be painted.

Warren Calloway

SAL FUEL TANKS

GP7s
SAL 1700-1703           1200 gallons
SAL 1704-1711           800 water/800 fuel
SAL 1712-1743           1200 gallons
SAL 1744-1769           800 water/800 fuel
SAL 1770-1783           1200 fuel
SAL 1784-1822           1600 fuel
For those SAL fans. SAL had the following tank sizes:

Many SAL with S/G converted to 1600 gallons of fuel when S/G deactivated.

GP9s
SAL 1900-1925           1600 gallons fuel
SAL 1926-1929           1700 gallons fuel
SAL 1954-1978           1600 gallons fuel
SAL 1979                1700 gallons fuel

Warren Calloway

S.A. McCall