Northern Pacific Passenger Schemes`

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Northern Pacific Passenger Schemes`

Postby Tadman » Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:07 pm

I recently found an Atlas HO gauge NP diner painted dark green w/ yellow/red stripe at the waist. Is there any historical prototype for this, or was this a figment of someone's imagination at Atlas? I always recall seeing the two-tone green Loewy scheme, but not this green/yellow/red.
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northern pacific passenger schemes

Postby bill haithcoat » Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:41 am

Actually, that sounds vaguely familiar.

Truth is, a lot of railroads experimented with color schemes early in the game, schemes which may have appeared only on one or two trains, locos,etc and then not used again. Nothing unusual about that.

I will see if I can finid anything out about it tonight and post it tomorrow, unless somebody beats me to it.
bill haithcoat

northern pacific passenger schemes

Postby bill haithcoat » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:12 am

The color for the original streamlined version of the NCL was "drab"olive green with a gold /yellow stripe.

Seems close to what you saw but not exactly the same. What little info I dug up did not prove it conclusively either way, so hopefully somebody else will help out.
bill haithcoat

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