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  • NP Color Drift Card Set

NP Color Drift Card Set

$25.00

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NP Color Drift Card Set: These cards were researched and produced by the NPRHA. Color drift cards were originally issued by the railway to ensure that color standards established by railway were consistently applied to equipment and structures. This boxed set of eighteen cards represents some of the common colors used by the NP in the 20th century, but not all colors used by the railroad are represented.
The Color Card Committee matched the final cards against the strongest reference material available, and then cross verified against as many resources as possible. It took them nearly two and a half years and roughly 1000 man-hours of research and refinement to arrive at the final colors is the set. The Committee was staffed by NPRHA members with diverse backgrounds in paint color matching, quality control, and members who have collected NP paint artifacts for 40 years. Several of these paints were professionally matched by DuPont National Labs. While few things in life are perfect, we feel these drift cards represent the very best quality attainable for our favorite railroad. The following eighteen colors are in the card set:
Imitation Gold _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to NP Freight diesel locomotives, and also used for the stripe on "1947 Streamline" passenger cars. The paint used on this color card is DuPont Industrial Imron 3.5 HG.
Red _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to NP Monads and used for diesel locomotive stripes, etc. The paint used on this color card is DuPont Industrial Imron 3.5 HG.
Metallic Brown _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to NP boxcars, stock cars and cabooses. The paint used on this color card is DuPont Industrial Imron3.5HG.
MOW Orange _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to Maintenance of Way equipment, such as speeders, snowplows, boom trucks, etc. The paint used on this color card is DuPont Industrial Imron 3.5 HG.
NP Cascade Green _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was used late in the NP's history, applied to some boxcars and cabooses. The paint used on this color card is DuPont Imron 5.0 VOC.
Yellow _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to NP Freight diesel locomotive steps and handrails, to the bunks on log flats, and was the yellow applied with NP Cascade Green to some late era cabooses. The paint used on this color card is DuPont Excel 3.5.
Chrome Yellow _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to NP refrigerator cars. The paint used on this color card is DuPont Industrial Imron 3.5 HG.
Yellow Chrome _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to NP refrigerator cars. The paint used on this color card is DuPont Industrial Imron 3.5 HG.
1947 Passenger Pullman Green _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to NP passenger equipment from 1947 to 1953. The paint used on this color card is DuPont Centari 5.0 SS.
1947 Passenger Light Green _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to NP passenger equipment from 1947 to 1953. The paint used on this color card is DuPont Centari 5.0 SS.
Loewy Dark Green _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to NP passenger equipment from 1953 to the end of the railroad in 1970. The paint used on this color card is DuPont Industrial Imron 3.5 HG.
Loewy Light Green _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to NP passenger equipment from 1953 to the end of the railroad in 1970. The paint used on this color card is DuPont Industrial Imron 3.5 HG.
NP Transport Dark Blue _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to Northern Pacific Transport equipment, a truck and bus line operated by the Northern Pacific Railway. The paint used on this color card is DuPont Excel 3.5.
NP Transport Gray _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to Northern Pacific Transport equipment, a truck and bus line operated by the Northern Pacific Railway. The paint used on this color card is DuPont Excel 3.5.
Depot Sand _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to depots and other roadway structures from 1942 to the end of the railway in 1970. The paint used on this color card is Sherwin Williams Exterior Acrylic Latex.
Depot Brown _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to depots and other roadway structures from 1942 to roughly 1963, when the railway started using just the sand color for structures. The paint used on this color card is Sherwin Williams Exterior Acrylic Latex.
Depot Indian Red _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to depots and other roadway structures from the early days of the railway to 1942. The paint used on this color card is Sherwin Williams Exterior Acrylic Latex.
Depot Bottle Green _ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÕÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å This color was applied to depots and other roadway structures from the early days of the railway to 1942. The paint used on this color card is Sherwin Williams Exterior Acrylic Latex.

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