Thursday, December 28, 2017

About that big orange stripe...

If you are wondering why we talk about painting the 5057 black with a big orange stripe, take a look at this excerpt from the General Electric painting diagram for the Milwaukee Road four-axle locomotives (U25B, U28B and U30B).  As you can see, it describes the body color as black and refers to the orange as a stripe.

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We were hoping the paint codes shown on the diagram would help us match the original color, but we haven't had any luck with that.  The paint codes are evidently obsolete.

If you would like to see the whole painting diagram you can view it on our research website here or click the image below.

Click to view the PDF of the paint diagram

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