Paint of IC passenger cars : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread

Re: the Illinois Central painted passenger cars that were used by the ACL and SAL - were the roofs black or brown? The pictures that I have aren't much help.

-- Jim Roquemore (, March 06, 2001


I suggest contacting Mr. John Pitts at He is probably the authority in IC passenger paint.

-- Mike Tyl (, July 24, 2001.

The "fallen flags" website has a photo of colors in question.

-- Curtis E. Denmark Jr. (, March 08, 2001.

IC standard paint specs wrap the Chocolate Brown over the top of the car, Jim. I would think that the ACL paint job was the same.

Now, after several thousand miles they probably ended up black with all the exhaust soot.


-- Buck Dean (, March 08, 2001.

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