Bringing back the past

case study: Railroads

Heritage locomotives are a special unit of the railroad industry. They honor and celebrate history, each designed and painted to replicate and commemorate a specific railroad. Getting the right color schemes is everything. That’s why our customer came to Kelly.


What we did:

Developed the custom colors for each heritage unit, submitted to customer for approval, and adjusted colors as needed.

Why:

Matching the correct colors for these historical designs is a complicated process that takes research, teamwork and expertise.

What we did:

Directed customer on the coating system and application to be used, and provided specialty spray cans for touchups.

Why:

Defining each of the colors and the timeframe of the application ensured that these heritage designs were properly applied.

Which resulted in:

The correct paint colors delivered on time for the project timeline—and the successful unveiling of these heritage locomotives.

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