Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by liven_letdie, Nov 25, 2006.
Gee..And I was going to say it sounded like a "Quark" to me........
Thought you might appreciate this little 70 tonner my buddy Mike Mcreynolds did. I like it
I understand the necessity for consistency in paint schemes, but wouldn't it be cool if they did more one-offs like this, the heritage group, the eagles and big flags, the cammo-schemes, and various others? It would give all of us foamers a little something more to look at.
There was a custom (in Britain, at least) that a new locomotive (or class, or major variation) would be painted in "shop grey", with all the usual lining and lettering to be photographed. Proably because detail showed up better in the black&white photos. Then they were repainted into the proper colours.
UP is one for the "custom" schemes. Let see there's:
Torch Relay SD70M's 2001 & 2002
United way SD40-2 #3300
(now repainted) Cammo SD40-2
SD70M with an extra low lightening stripe
AC4400 Harbour Grey (missing yellow)
6 Heritage SD70ACe's
#4141, George H Bush SD70ACe
That Fmr SP bloody nose repainted with a yellow "bloody nose"
Am I missing some?
P.S. you can leave out patches...
I remember when UP absorbed Missouri Pacific, the MoPac units had UP yellow-and-grey paint but MoPac lettering... Wonder if that counts.
Yellow? Shouldn't that be "snotty nose?" sign1
Have any pictures of the snotty nose? I would like to see that one!
Gentlemen, I didn't say one-of-a-kind units didn't exist. I said this was a one-of-a-kind job and wasn't done to get the units (note the plurality) out sooner, as Russ said.
I know that holds true for the NS.Don't know about any other railroad.
That's primer, not paint, gentlemen. And I believe BNSF was the first to get them that way very shortly after the merger.
Brian,Primer is still a paint..
UP has other gray engines, take some of their remote control engines, there are a few of them that are just gray:thumb:. i have more pics of them, if i can find them in one of MANY folders i have, I'll post more:thumb:. -Deano
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Ohhhh I get it...stealth engines.
I don't know about primer, but BNSF got this: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=149383
With NS, they figure there is no reason to paint the primer, they will be black from lack of washing soon enough!
I was passing thru Phoenix, AZ on Dec. 1st and caught the UP SD70ace George Bush 4141 on the point of a long passenger train all dressed up in the yellow UP colors. No pictures as I was on the freeway heading west. The train was heading East.
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