Paint color

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Mon Jul 13 13:32:34 EDT 2015

I agree with Cal. I don't think it was ever blue. Delivered in black, and no reason to have repainted it blue that quickly. Besides photos taken after the blue period appear to be black (as delivered)
Jim Nichols 

     On Monday, July 13, 2015 11:59 AM, NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at> wrote:

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Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2015 7:34 PM
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Subject: Re: Paint color  Guys,  While still looking for photo evidence before proceeding with decaling on the 1013,  I found this slide:  Slide - NW13121 for a GP38AC photo which is coupled to the 1013 in Hagerstown.  While the 1013 appears blue does anyone possibly know the date of the photo.  I am trying to confirm she may have stayed blue till retirement.  Thanks in advance,James Wall
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