anyone know what color....

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  1. trainsteve2435

    trainsteve2435 Member

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    hello guys, im currently in the process of starting my next project(s), a pair of undec P2K GP9's in the old Western Maryland speed lettering. does anyone know if there was a certain color of black for the locomotives of the WM, or is it just a dull black? thanks!:confused:
  2. dean

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    WM was known for keeping their locomotives clean and shiney, they even washed them weekly and from what I have been told even waxed them! This was up until the merger with the B&O/C&O and after that they got a bit on the grimey side.

    Needless to say and to answer your question, I would use a gloss black then a final clear coat to give you a satin finish.
  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Judging by pictures I would say standard black.

    http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/wm/wm30s.jpg

    http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/wm/wm32s.jpg

    http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/wm/wm34s.jpg
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    Dean said:This was up until the merger with the B&O/C&O and after that they got a bit on the grimey side.
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    Apologies Dean,but I can not let that past. :D You see the C&O controlled the B&O and the B&O controlled the WM The mergers would not take place until the formation of CSX in 1980...B&O and C&O did acquired full control in 1967 of the WM. WM went into Chessie System in 1973, and B&O formally merged WM on May 1, 1983 .. :D
    More: On April 30, 1987, B&O was merged into Chesapeake & Ohio, by then a subsidiary of CSX... Then finally on August 31, 1987 the C&O was merged into the CSX... :cry: :(