Old 02-06-2014, 07:34 PM   #1
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Okay, I'll give in to the foamer inside me for a minute. What is your favorite paint scheme on a locomotive?

Personally, I'll go with MRL. I love that shade of blue. And they usually keep their locos pretty clean so it always looks good.

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I used to the like the schemes the Great Smoky Mountains had on theirs like these:

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But then they went and did this. Now they don't match the cars or the scenery the railroad is famous for:

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I wouldn't say they are my favorite but I do really like the NCDOT's paint scheme for our local Amtrak units.

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Like the scheme, hate the locomotives.
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Having grown up in Pennsylvania...I've always been drawn to the EL, Reading and D & H.

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Favorite schemes:

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Erie Lackawanna, Delaware & Hudson, and the Susquehanna yellow jacket.
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Erie Lackawanna, Delaware & Hudson, and the Susquehanna yellow jacket.
Hadn't thought of those. Yeah, they're all pretty good.

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My favorite would have to be the old Virginian. Which obviously is also my favorite Heritage Unit scheme.

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And the reverse scheme

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And the same location 55 years later in a wonderful shot by Samuel Phillips.

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Wow, I had never noticed those 2 were in the same spot. And with the same house to boot.
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Wow, I had never noticed those 2 were in the same spot. And with the same house to boot.
That is around an hour from me. Taken several pictures all around there and on the road that goes by that house. But, on that bridge is not a safe place to be.
Samuel has some guts standing there. Only about a foot between the white line and the bridge railing.
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