Wooden Southern Depot colors 1940's

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Hi Everyone I would like to know what colors the Southern painted it's wooden depots, circa 1940's . I've built a model one from photos , but don't know what colours to paint it ! Many thanks, Paul

-- Paul Robert Harris (paul.harris@liebert-hiross.com), June 06, 2000


I don't know if its true for the forties, but I have seen pix in the from the late 50's and later that had some painted white, and others a sort of "institutional gray-light green" with an emphasis on gray.

HOWEVER, an earlier scheme had the bottom half of the wood siding painted a gray-green, and the upper half a golden ochre. Door and window trim was painted white. It was a very attractive scheme, and the wooden depot now at Old Fort, NC has been restored to this scheme. Sorry I can't give any floquil model colors, but that's the paint scheme in a nutshell.

-- Matt Bumgarner (stealthnfo@aol.com), June 06, 2000.

At some time prior to the 1940s the paint scheme was dark green along the lower 3' or so with mustard yellow on the upper parts. I'll send you a scan separately of a depot restored in that scheme. In the 1940s the shceme was gray with white trim then in the 1950s the trim became gray as well.

-- Larry Puckett (ljpuckett@msn.com), June 06, 2000.

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