SP passenger car interior colours - enquiry

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SP passenger car interior colours - enquiry

Post by 800622 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:20 pm

I am a relative newcomer to railway modelling and have not been able to find the info that I need on Southern Pacific passenger car interiors. I have set of IHC interiors that I wish to fit but would like them to look reasonably authentic. None of the books I have read give me the details I require.

My queries are regarding the plain and corrugated side stainless steel(?) passenger cars:
1. The colour of the upholstery?
2. The colour of the flooring?
3. The colour of the interior walls
4. Any other remarks on these interiors.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Terry

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Re: SP passenger car interior colours - enquiry

Post by torikoos » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:32 pm

Hi Terry, whilst I am not familiar with that topic myself, may I suggest you also post your question at the southern pacific modelers society forum? While this is still a relatively new forum too, it is specifically aimed at the SP, and therefore you might come accros someone who can point you in the right direction.

you can find them at: http://www.southernpacificmodelerssocie ... portal.php

Hope that helps.

Koos
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Re: SP passenger car interior colours - enquiry

Post by BrianMoore » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:25 pm

800622 wrote:I am a relative newcomer to railway modelling and have not been able to find the info that I need on Southern Pacific passenger car interiors. I have set of IHC interiors that I wish to fit but would like them to look reasonably authentic. None of the books I have read give me the details I require.

My queries are regarding the plain and corrugated side stainless steel(?) passenger cars:
1. The colour of the upholstery?
2. The colour of the flooring?
3. The colour of the interior walls
4. Any other remarks on these interiors.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Terry
Generally, the colour of the seats of the long-distance passenger (ie, non-commute) cars were red, with medium green walls and cream ceilings, viz:
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Southern Pacific Coach Interior by DTrigger05, on Flickr

In the diners and bars, things were a bit more sophisticated, with greys, mustards and oranges, dependent on the period and the train service. Dining cars would have had white table cloths, and many of the "comfy chair" coaches would have cream head-rests over the red seat.

To do more specific research, you'd really have to buy the myriad of SP books on the subject.
Brian Moore

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Re: SP passenger car interior colours - enquiry

Post by 800622 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:43 pm

Thanks guys for the info, I shall pursue the link and hope to get some authentic pictures to add to the one Brian kindly posted.

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Re: SP passenger car interior colours - enquiry

Post by 800622 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:56 pm

I have joined the SP modelers Assoc'n as suggested by torikoos and have had some response to my query. A great and interesting site thanks.

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Post by torikoos » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:48 pm

Glad to hear you had a few answers and the SPMS is a useful site for you,Terry, so hope you enjoy it.

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