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Cab interior

Post by jessebanning » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:43 am

Why and when did steam locomotives have green cab interiors?
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Re: Cab interior

Post by NP317 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:22 am

Probably started with whatever paint was on the roundhouse shelf...

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Re: Cab interior

Post by Bill Shields » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:48 am

1> so that you can see where there is grease and clean it up (very little grease is green)

2> because it is a SOOTHING / RELAXING color.

3> some female was involved in the color choices

4> color of the primer used elsewhere and inside of cab did not get a 'top coat'.

5> Green, the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy, is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment. Green is also traditionally associated with money, finances, banking, ambition, greed, jealousy, and wall street...and RAILROAD BARONS...

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Re: Cab interior

Post by PRR5406 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:43 pm

Perhaps somebody sneezed in the cab?
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Re: Cab interior

Post by southwestern737 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:23 pm

I have always been curious about that, I always wondered because it carried over to aviation, cockpits were generally painted a light shade of green up until the early 70’s, now they are pretty much all grey.
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Re: Cab interior

Post by Fender » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:54 pm

Same color as a men’s room. Maybe for the same reason?
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Re: Cab interior

Post by Greg_Lewis » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:16 am

I've also wondered about the specific shade of green. What I've seen most is a strong Irish green. I remember the insides of the school busses I rode in as a kid were painted a light puke green, which seems like what should have been used.
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Re: Cab interior

Post by sabin » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:39 am

I had an art teacher in college who referred to it as public schools green. I hesitate to paint anything green to this day and I'm 73.

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Re: Cab interior

Post by michaellynn2 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:23 am

My Southern ps4 is green and shows its color very well. Oh, the inside of the cab it is green also.
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Re: Cab interior

Post by randallg » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:04 am

Wonder this my self until I walked into a restored caboose with that was painted inside that color green and housed inside a large dimly lighted building and was serprised how well that shade of green work in low light . Just my 02 cents on color .
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Re: Cab interior

Post by Greg_Lewis » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:36 am

Ah yes, caboose interior green is much like school bus puke green, while cab green is more like stoplight green or shamrock green. I wonder what it all would have looked like if they'd hired an interior designer?
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Re: Cab interior

Post by Bill Shields » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:37 am

chartreuse

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