Wp 563

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Greg Elems, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    The latest repaint at the Portola RR museum. WP 563 was one of two Alco switchers painted like this in the early 1970's. I don't think it is running currently but could be tinkered with and running without too much work.

  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Great picture. It's now the wallpaper on my computer. Thanks!

  3. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    Thanks and enjoy. :D

  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    nice pic :thumb:.i must say,WP had some very attractive paint schemes.--josh
  5. Uintah Dave

    Uintah Dave Member

    Thats cool. I'm gonna have to make it over there to Portola one of these days.
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

  7. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    That WP engine had four different paint schemes during its career on the WP. It went onto the CCT for its fifth paint scheme then Foster Farms for its sixth paint scheme. The paint it's wearing in the FF picture is all orange with silver steps called the pumpkin paint scheme.

    Greg Elems
  8. CCT70

    CCT70 Member

    Hey Greg, was it the 510 that was the other engine that wore all 4 schemes, I can't recall??
  9. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    Yes, WP 510 was the other Alco to get four WP paint schemes.


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