As I recall all hardware handrails, platforms and ladders were black, I have several models done in the 1920's scheme, only difference is the use of a light orange (custom blend) as the primary color. Now i've got to determine what perecise shade of mauve is required for a Modavi Brothers 6 dome wine tanker!
Modeling the mighty SP in the golden age 3/16 to the foot
I have this note on a Shell tank car
Model Railroader magazine