As I recall it was the same dark green as the REA sign. I once got scolded by Tim McIntyre the CRI&P Agent in Ottawa for sitting on a baggage cart and popping the bubbles and peeling the paint around the tops of the bolts that held the wood to the frame. The
cart in the baggage room at the CB&Q depot was in the baggage room and when I went to the depot with my dad, I always talked to the telegrapher Chuck Bensel and then before we left, we would go to the baggage room and get a drink of very cold water from the
spout in the corner of the baggage room. At both depots in Ottawa, the green on the carts matched the green on the REA signs.
I tried to talk my dad into painting the garage door that color when I was 10. When I was 15, I got to repaint it, but in the Kelly green that my dad preferred.
Edward V. Carroll
Professor Emeritus of History
Heartland Community College
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This is what I remember - the carts were a dark green, possibly the Bronze Green used on the depot trim. Could the color have been specified by the Railway Express Agency? I have used a Testors Dark Green enamel, which looked OK to me. The best match
for the Bronze Green is Model Master Euro Dark Green.
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