SAL maroon & gray passenger cars : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread

I have yet another color question. All pictures that I see of the SAL maroon and gray passenger car scheme seem to be bright RED and gray. I realize that there is not much visual evidence of this scheme now, but surely some of the more mature railfans remember what the actual color scheme was. Is maroon an accurate representation? Please help me before I paint. Thanks in advance . Jim Roquemore, Steubenville, OH

-- Jim Roquemore (, July 21, 1998


Seaboard called it maroon, and the color chip in the Dubin Pullman color book (the recent Kalmbach softcover) certainly looks maroon. As Stan indicates, though, photos show a shade that is brighter than the typical purplish maroon. To me, however, it is darker than "red." I recommend you look for yourself at photos that are in two books--the Society's "Orange Blossom Special addendum" (available from us for $8.95 plus 3.00 S&H) and Paul Faulk's SAL color equipment guide (which we also stock, $45 plus 3 S&H).

-- Larry Goolsby (, July 27, 1998.

I am not a SAL expert, but from slides I've seen it is more of a red than a maroon. It fact maroon on my opinion is definetly wrong.

-- Stan Jackowski (, July 23, 1998.

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