Norfolk and Western station colors

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Tue Aug 3 00:47:45 EDT 2004

Hello, Robert:

I would likewise appreciate this information,
especially with respect to Boyce, Virginia.  I think
the colors varied by period and have seen them noted
on stanard plans.  One color scheme used seems to be
white exterior walls with dark green trim for doors,
door frames, window sashes, and window frames.  If
there were raised borders along the base or bump rails
along the waist of the building, these were also dark

On the inside, ceiling and walls were often white. 
>From about four feet above the floor around the room,
the lower portion was gray.  Wood floors were natural
finish or oiled; concret floors were unpainted or a
slate gray floor paint was used.

As mentioned, any other authoritative references to
color schemes either by period or location would be in
interest to me, too.

Best wishes,

Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2004 21:07:00 -0700 (PDT) 
To: nw-mailing-list at 
From: nw-mailing-list at
Subject:  Norfolk Western Passenger Colors 

Can anyone give me specific colors and inside details
of a standard Norfolk and Western station? Also, I
would like detailed pictures inside of stations and
also of the items commonly found inside (clocks,
desks, etc.). Trimwork and radiator colors and details
would also be appreciated.
I know this is a lot to ask, but if anyone can help,
it would be appreciated. 
-Robert Lent
Augusta County Railroad Museum

Dr. Frank R. Scheer, Curator
Railway Mail Service Library, Inc.
f_scheer at
(202) 268-2121 - weekday office
(540) 837-9090 - weekend afternoons 
in the former N&W station on VA rte 723 
117 East Main Street 
Boyce  VA  22620-9639

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