Color of houses/baracks

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Wed Apr 1 12:16:33 EDT 2020

 Whatever were the colors used on frame depots during any specific period, section houses would be painted the same colors. but it varied from time to time, so I would need to know your specific decade. And there would be overlap. when specific structures were not repainted for several years. The Blue Ridge depot is an example. It retained the cream with brown trim long after colors had changed twice.
Jim Nichols 
    On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 06:35:23 AM CDT, NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at> wrote:  
I am building a section foreman's house and some other misc houses for the crew.
Question: what is the history of the colors used to paint them?  I am modeling a freelance of either the tug fork or Buchanan branches around the 20's-50's
Would they match the depots?
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