I know there are conflicting reports of what color the NCNG cars that
went to the Navy were, my question is what are the sources of these
reports? The reason I ask is over the weekend I picked up a little
book about Colfax written by a reporter for the Colfax Record. There
is a section on the NCNG that seems to be researched from records at
the paper and he mentions the US Navy cars as having been "Olive
Green". I am going to be doing some digging but I am willing to bet
his source came from a reporter years before who must have reported it
in the paper.
I'll post what I dig up next time I can get up to Colfax.