Most of the cable service appear yellow or orange. Were they really that color? Or were they Were red and the film faded over time? What about it N&W fans. Most likely caboose color behind a class A?
I assume "cable service" was an autocorrect error that was supposed to be caboose. If that's the case, they do indeed appear much brighter, almost orange, than they're supposed to be. Photos in the N&W Historical Society archive as linked below show the proper color to be a darker red as generally modeled.