No more Armour Yellow???

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by liven_letdie, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. liven_letdie

    liven_letdie Member

    [Omaha, NE] - Due to continued economic downturn, the Union Pacific has made a daring move by changing their patented Armour Yellow paint scheme to a variation of Harbor Gray. When asked to comment on the change, Regional Supervisor Armin Shimmerman commented; "To tell you the truth, we just went with what was on sale." Investors were pleased to find out that costs from washing the locomotives would be reduced as well, having gone with a generally dirty color.

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  2. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    What????!!!! No UP Armour Yellow and Gray?

    Oddly there isn't anything on UP's web page and UP has declared a dividend of 30 cents per share payable January 2, 2007..I smell hoax.
  3. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    some things should not change....
  4. santafewillie

    santafewillie Member

    It's the old SP philosphy about washing engines!
  5. 65GASSER

    65GASSER Member

    I kinda like the new look.
  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

  7. Play-Doh

    Play-Doh Member

    Say it isnt so!
  8. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

  9. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    I agree, This is either a hoax or UP is really going with the economy. I think that UP should not change there colors just to save some money, it will change the way people look at UP, and there are aleady enough people that don't like them, me NOT being one, I love UP.:thumb: :D :D
  10. liven_letdie

    liven_letdie Member

    See more of #6344 before the repaint here:
    This thing is an odd duck for sure. Don't know why they would repaint it grey unless they had an old bucket lying around or something. Those crazy shop guys maybe? You can see they put brand new letterring on the sides in red which doesnt really work. Ah well, at least there is some variation...

  11. liven_letdie

    liven_letdie Member

    BTW I made up the intro paragraph, April Fools came a little early (or late...) I just wanted to see the look on your faces :D
  12. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    The B&MC Corporate Asset Protection and Liability Removal Dept. personnel, Hyram, Billy Joe Ray Bob and Sternly Hardcase III appreciate your attempt at humor and wish to show that to you with some small foul smelling token of their affection.:thumb: sign1
  13. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    LOLsign1 You sure got me!!

    That still looks bad with the grey paint though, I think that they shoud still re-paint it UP yellow.
  14. Play-Doh

    Play-Doh Member

    Wow, good one! You got me too!
  15. liven_letdie

    liven_letdie Member

    Shaygetz: (In silly french accent) I fart in your general direction...

    Everyone, I'm Still waiting to get the REAL story as to what happened. This is a real unit though and word is it is not the only one, she has a twin sister in same paint scheme. What were those boys thinking?>?>?

    BTW Armin Shimmerman plays Quark the Ferengi on Star Trek. Can't believe my trek freinds did not spot that one. I know of only one other Armin, that would be Armin Hammer...
  16. hobokid

    hobokid thebull

    good one:) my friend totally flipped his lid when i told him thissign1 then he got angry at me when i told him it was a joke:D oh well.
  17. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I don't remember if it was GE or EMD, but one of the locomotive manufacturers was not able to build locomotives as fast as the railroads needed them. They were able to speed up production by supplying the units in a "dip job" grey color to get them out with a commitment to repaint the units into the correct railroad colors at a future date when the equipment would be made available to them.
  18. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    Word from people in the know is that it is a fire rebuild and got a quick coat of gray paint to cover the fire damage and be put back on the road in short order. It is a one-of-a-kind unit so that shoot's down the theory of it being a gray dip job from the factory.
  19. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    I'm checking my copyrights... see if they can use the paint name.

  20. COMBAT

    COMBAT Member

    BAN HIM!


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