Existance of "citrus" paint scheme on passenger cars.

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Were any passenger cars painted in the "Citrus" paint scheme to match the E-6 Locomotives?

-- Ken Patterson (chessie614@cboss.com), December 20, 2000


To the best of my knowledge, Seaboard painted its heavyweight cars in the pre-war years a solid Pullman green. Several of the "American Flyer" cars, especially the combines, were painted silver to match the stainless steel of the Meteors. Post war, heavy weight cars were mostly painted Pullman green, with some of the heavyweight Pullman cars being painted two tone grey, and some of the rebuilt coaches painted a pearl grey. The cars in the last Orange Blossom Special were painted a unique red and grey scheme.

Lightweight cars were all stainless steel, with the exception of the ex C&O coaches being painted a pearly grey on the smooth sides, and after 1965, two ex FEC coaches remained in the Orange and Chocolate City of Miami scheme.

No Citrus scheme!

-- Michael W. Savchak (Savchak @MNR.org), December 20, 2000.

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