Question for 11 08 Logos anyone?????

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by N Gauger, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Show us your Logo for your railroad that is actually on one of your rolling stock....
    Extra credit - tell us a bit about how you designed it.
  2. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

    I haven't set my heart to it yet but I think I'm going to use "P&E RR", being my wife and my initials. We also have cats so we'll probably refer to it as the "purr line". No logo yet though. I haven't found anything like a Pennyslvania & Eastern RR yet either, to steal their logo concepts.
  3. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Here we go!

  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Neat so far :) :)

    Here's Mine.......

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  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    and here's what it actually looks like :)

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  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I have but one car and one engine with my RR logo. They were my first attempt about five years ago to paint and weather equipment and I didn't do such a good job of it either. This is one of the only shots I have of them taken when the N scale Gauge car visited my layout when I was living in Wickenburg. The second shot is a sketch of the concept and the logo.

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  7. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Here's two versions of the herald for my free-lanced Elora Gorge & Eastern. The black background behind the large herald was used mainly on reefers, although there were many boxcars that also had it. Wooden boxcars generally got the smaller version, as seen at left, with no black background. Most early 40' and 50' steel boxcars got the smaller herald, again with no black background, and also received the "Way of the Warriors" slogan. The slogan appeared only on steel boxcars and reefers.


    Early flatcars and gondolas had no heralds, while later gondolas got the same size as the ones used on early boxcars, and an even smaller version was developed for flatcars. Subsidiary Grand Valley, whose freight car roster is mainly two-bay hoppers, has a handful of cars with a similar herald, with the difference being the wording around the Indian head. It reads Grand Valley Central. The slogan is not used.


    In the 1920's, when the herald was first designed, it was not used on locomotives, but this began to change in the early '30's.



    Most diesels in later years also used the herald, in some form.



    There are probably over two hundred freight cars and quite a few locos wearing the herald. The first 50 sheets that I ordered from C-D-S consisted only of the slogans, in both black and white, along with large and small heralds in white, and large black circles for the backgrounds. Reporting marks were done with Letraset dry transfers. As Letraset became more expensive and harder to find, I ordered a second batch of custom lettering from C-D-S. This included the reporting marks and numerals, along with various size heralds, all in white. A third order consisted of smaller lettering for gondolas, flatcars, and older boxcars, along with varied dimensional data and reweigh/repack info. Also included was some special lading notations, including the lettering on the doors of these early covered hoppers.



    The original design for the logo was a drawing that I did of a Plains Indian, with a full headdress, but because my railroad was situated in Southern Ontario, it seemed hardly appropriate. Instead, I did a "rubbing" of the Indian head on the American nickel, then flipped it as a mirror image. I added the circling band with the roadname, then redrew it in drawing ink. I took it, along with the drawn slogans, to my brother Steven, who photographed it, then made a positive for the guys at C-D-S to use as the master for making my dry transfers.
    The slogan originally referred to the Grand River, along whose banks the EG&E supposedly runs, as the "Way", and the native Americans, many of whom made their home in the area after the American Revolution, as the "Warriors". It didn't take the locals long to dub the frequent fast freights roaring along the banks of the Grand as "Warriors", though, and the name stuck.
    I hope you've enjoyed this brief history of the EG&E's lettering schemes.

  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery


    Great story, and as always fantastic pictures....

  9. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    This is the one I came up with a little while ago and finally got to work right. I just wish I could get a few decals made up of it, but I don't have the $$$ right now with everything that is going on with Mark coming early and all his medical bills.... :(

    So right now what I have on my older cars is the previous logo of a black star on the teal paint. I think the new flag would look a lot better....


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