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The cab windows are probably the same orange as steam locomotives, as that was a standard. Everthing I have ever seen was orange, excepting 611 in the excursion era, which were painted Tuscan. I did not like it, because it is not accurate for history.

I have one of my father’s slides taken of an engineer going west along New River and the orange window color is very evident. I think the closest I could come in model format would have been early Milwaukee Road orange, or PFE Orange.

Just my opinion for what little it is worth.

Ken Miller

> On Dec 13, 2021, at 5:31 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> wrote:
> This slide on Ebay:
> For those red window frames, did N&W dip their brushes into the same can as for steam locos?
> And if so, does anyone have the spec or a match for that color?
> Thanks,
> Jim Cochran
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