PRR 7203 + 4

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at
Tue Aug 27 16:54:58 EDT 2019

I've heard the PRR DGLE was simply black paint with just enough green
thrown in to keep employees from using it to touch up their black
cars. Even PRR steam engines were technically DGLE. 
Marty Flick

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     Hi Jim,   Yes, the color is more black than green. The PRR called
it “Dark Green Locomotive Enamel” (DGLE) or sometimes “Dark
Green Locomotive Paint” (DGLP). I don’t know where the name
“Brunswick Green” originated, but it almost certainly did not
originate with the PRR, or al least that’s my understanding. Fresh
and in the right light, it’s basically black with a greenish cast to
it. Sometimes it weathered to a more greenish color, again in the
right light. If you were to look at a PRR locomotive in DGLE next to
say a black CR locomotive in good light, I think you’d able to see
the difference.    Pax,     Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

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	I found this on-line; no description. Anyone got a suggestion based
on limited background? I finally located an Athearn PRR 7203 but
it’s in “Brunswick Green” or whatever PRR called it. Although
weathered in photo, the body appears more on the black side than

	Jim King 

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