Providence & Worcester colors

Topics relating to the operation of the P&W Railroad, which is a subsidiary of Genesee and Wyoming. Regional freight railroad based in Worcester and operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York.
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Re: Providence & Worcester colors

Postby p&w3901 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:57 am

If you've waited this long, be patient at wait just a bit longer. My local dealer told me that Tru-Color paint is slated to release both P&W orange and brown this fall.
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Re: Providence & Worcester colors

Postby PAR381 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:04 am

There is a Modeling the P&W yahoo group and on there the same subject has come up.

Badger Sconey Red for the Orange
Badger 1part Engine Black 2 parts Illinois Central Brown for the Brown

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Re: Providence & Worcester colors

Postby daylight4449 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:14 am

Otto Vondrak wrote:
trainguy2024 wrote:I am painting a GP9 into P&W colors. I want to use floquil. Any suggestions on color choice? Thanks

I didnt know they had GP9's. What engine are you trying to model? Have a picture?

I think they had a few, at least three. One (i think) went to the Grafton and Upton. One of the P&W geeps survived until the 1990s, and they used it on some of the excursions. Not sure on what kind of freight work it saw during that time frame.
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Re: Providence & Worcester colors

Postby DutchRailnut » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:03 am

If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Providence & Worcester colors

Postby 161pw165 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:15 am

They had 3 GP-9's - 1701 (sold to Quabog Transfer in 1984); 1702 (sold to Bay Colony in 1996); & 1802 (sold to Housatonic around 2000). The 1702 spent a good bit of time in RI during the early 80's, but they could pretty much be seen anywhere on the system. Courtesy of
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Re: Providence & Worcester colors

Postby mdltrn » Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:59 pm

I'm not sure if there is an exact match for model paint, but the actual colors are UPS Brown and NASA Orange.
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Re: Providence & Worcester colors

Postby MEC407 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:49 pm

The brown used by UPS is actually "Pullman Brown" and, to my eyes at least, seems to be a bit lighter than the brown used by P&W.
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Re: Providence & Worcester colors

Postby Brendan » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:26 pm

The 1802 was Connecticut central's #53. Does Housatonic still have it? or did it move on from there? any one know?
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Re: Providence & Worcester colors

Postby Dick H » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:19 am

Read this thread for details on the 1802


Then read the details on each of the photos on this page. Last photo in 2009 shows it in Ohio. ... ?id=103493

Where it is now is anybody's guess. Might have gone to the scrapper...
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Re: Providence & Worcester colors

Postby NHV 669 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:45 pm

Painted as BO 6641, working for the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad in Elkins, WV in the above photograph. Dated October of last year
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Re: Providence & Worcester colors

Postby b&m 1566 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:10 pm

I always thought my eyes were playing tricks on me between brown and black. Now I know.
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