Brunswick Green is a lot more green than the myths would lead us to believe!
I think the old chestnuts like "10 gallons of black and 1 quart of green" are simply made up "jokes"
that are just meant to say "wow..that's a really really dark green!"..None of them (probably a hundred variations of the theme)
were ever meant to be the "actual formula"..I have even heard "a gallon of black, and one drop of green"..
obviously a drop of green in a gallon, and a quart in 40 gallons, wouldn't "show" at all..
I dont know what the true formula is, but if it was just a mix of green and black, it would be more like 25% green to 75% black..
and its not that simple either, because there a lot of different kinds of green!
you need the *correct shade* of green to mix with the black..it cant be just any old green..
you get the idea..
But with "PRR Brunswick Green"..whatever the actual formula is, the green is really there..it's quite visible when compared to "true black"..
the example of the two repainted GG1's shows it off nicely..
compare the black pilot of 4877 with the green body:http://vratrips.org/blog/wp-content/upl ... 4877-1.jpg
Its a definite green, quite obvious when its clean and fresh..which is how we could be so certain (earlier in this thread)
that PC diesels were black, not Brunswick Green..because the green is quite visible on many PRR locomotives,
but it was never seen on PC locos.