Old 12-03-2009, 12:39 AM   #1
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CSX recently painted CSX 8803 with a yellow nose and the CR remaining on the sides and Long hood. http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...spx?id=1813896 Did they do this to make it more visible, or to "stake their claim"? I know 8803 had an exceptionally farmered up nose, but will this become a regular thing with CSX?
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:41 AM   #2
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i sure hope not, the ex conrail engines look wierd enough with the number change let alone a yellow nose that almost looks like wall paint.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:07 PM   #3
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I doubt this becomes a trend. Look at the older photos of this engine, it already had a solid blue nose. They must have decided to give it a yellow nose for more visibility. Also it looks like the Juniata Shop decal from this engine's Conrail days (unique to the 8803) is gone too.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:12 PM   #4
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It was painted because it used to look like this:
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Why yellow? Because thats CSX's scheme. Simple.
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Your wrong Andrew. It has to be something more to it. I wonder if the President of the United States has something to do with it? I heard his favorite color is yellow.
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Your wrong Andrew. It has to be something more to it. I wonder if the President of the United States has something to do with it? I heard his favorite color is yellow.
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Actually, CSX is being taken private by the members of the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society.

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PS - someone should let the photogs know that the ORHS unit is actually a CF7.
Actually, it's not. ORHS 471 was built in September 1950 as Maine Central 571, a high-hood GP7. Maine Central rebuilt the engine in 1985 with the unique cab and other modifications.

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PS - someone should let the photogs know that the ORHS unit is actually a CF7.
Roger is a pretty knowledgeable guy. ORHS claims it to be a GP7u.
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Interesting. I was actually told by a member of the ORHS during the Buckeye Rails NRHS conference a few years back that it was a CF7. Oh well - I certainly stand corrected.

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Old 12-19-2009, 01:10 AM   #11
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Actually, it's not. ORHS 471 was built in September 1950 as Maine Central 571, a high-hood GP7. Maine Central rebuilt the engine in 1985 with the unique cab and other modifications.

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Maybe the shop ran out of paint?

Well I think it looks handsome
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It was painted because it used to look like this:
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I just have to LOL at that picture, what I want to know is if that was some CSX employee having fun (making fun of conrail "quality") or if CR employees actually did it
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CSX recently painted CSX 8803 with a yellow nose and the CR remaining on the sides and Long hood. http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...spx?id=1813896
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charles wood General i SURE HOPE THIS WON'T BECOME A TREND...
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:13 PM   #15
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Well its a different patch job from the usual you see on RP.net thats for sure.

I personally reckon that all Class I's should paint locomotives in Heritage paints like UPRR.
CP, CN, BNSF, CSX & NS could come up with sum nice looking engines, if they put their minds to it, but I'm not counting on them doing something like in the near future anyway! Just look at all the Fallen Flags that each Class I has . . . I can't wait to see a MILW, DMIR & PRR painted GEVO or EMD ACe on the point.

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Yeah, like you hadn't heard that one before. Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:19 PM   #17
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I saw 8803 last week leading 2 other SD-40s on a local sitting on the South Baltimore industrial track. Looks funny just having a yellow nose.
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:03 PM   #18
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Default CSX has done this a few times in the past.

CSX has done this a few times in the past. About the time on the RF&P takeover they did this yellow nose job, to a Chessie unit that had RFP cab signals. I have photos of it leading trains on the RFP during the transition years.

If a unit needs paint and it is not set for a full repaint, what else are you going to paint it? CSX doesn't keep CR blue paint in stock.

EDIT: here is another one:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...32815&nseq=210

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Old 12-27-2009, 09:17 AM   #19
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Those yellow nose CSX patch jobs were very common in the early 90's after CSX went to the YN1 paint scheme, supposedly they did it for safety. Most every single CSX painted ghost got a (properly painted and lettered) Yellow nose on the short hood end, some (4 axle units mainly) got it on both ends, and they also applied it to lots of the gray SBD and Family Lines painted units as well, even an L&N unit or 2 got it, maybe even a Clinchfield or SCL unit got it. About the only thing that escaped was that SBD painted GP38-2 which was only recently painted in YN3.
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It now has CSX on the nose too, besides just the yellow.
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Hate to bust any bubbles, but its been in YN3 for a few months now. Looks alot nicer although the ditchlights still make it an oddball.

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Old 10-11-2010, 10:35 PM   #22
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Here's what I have left for CR painted units on CSX:

2497 SD50-2
2730 GP38-2
2758 GP38-2 (In storage at Huntington)
2796 GP38-2 (In storage at Huntington)
4420 GP40-2
4428 GP40-2 (assigned to CSAO Service)
5960 B40-8 (Last shot of unit I can find taken 11/27/200
5961 B20-8
5973 B40-8
6981 GP40-2 (Stored @ Waycross since 11/200
7301 C40-8W
7302 C40-8W
7303 C40-8W
7323 C40-8W
7326 C40-8W (Supposed to be painted at Huntington, but seems to keep dodging the paintbooth...)
7329 C40-8W
7331 C40-8W
7335 C40-8W
7374 C40-8W
7489 C40-8
7490 C40-8 (En route to Huntington for paint now)
7493 C40-8
7919 C40-8W (LMS)
8814 SD40-2
8865 SD40-2 (no nose lettering)

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What a shame.. Thanks Nick for the update!

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I believe that in 1995 a comment like Chase's would get a lot of weird looks...
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