Re: GPEX Pfaudler Steel Milk Car: proper paint color?


To add to Dennis's answer, the lettering was imitation gold on the Pfaudler cars, a pretty common color for lettering in the steam era. In the 1980s I looked closely at (wiping clean) the three cars given to museums (IRM, St. Louis and Rio Vista Junction) and they are consistent in the "Dulux" gold color of the lettering.


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From: soolinehistory <destorzek@...>
Sent: Sun, Jun 2, 2013 11:28 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Re: GPEX Pfaudler Steel Milk Car: proper paint color?

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I am not sure what the correct paint color is for these cars. Any advice appreciated!

Brad Andonian
The one we have at IRM, GPEX 1021, is Pullman Green with yellow lettering. This link should take you to photos:

Surprisingly, that's still the original paint. I remember the car when it arrived in 1974 or thereabouts, and the gloss was gone from the paint then. It was a rather light, yellowish version of Pullman Green.


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