Alco Diesel Locomotive Paint Question

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Derailed 2005
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Alco Diesel Locomotive Paint Question

Postby Derailed 2005 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:53 pm

Does anyone know if and what color primer Alco might have used under their factory applied paint jobs, specifically around the early '50s, on their FA and PA units? If they did prime them, I presume the same color primer would have been common to all their units.

Perhaps the info is buried in a book out there, I've been unable to unearth anything thus far.



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Re: Alco Diesel Locomotive Paint Question

Postby volatone » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:40 am


You might want to try the Santa Fe PA 59 restoration site. According to the group they are using authentic period ALCO paint diagrams.


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