North American Railroad Preference Survey

What ready to run north American Paint scheme would you prefer?

Burlington Northern
4
4%
Canadian National
5
5%
Canadian Pacific
7
7%
C&O / Chessie / CSX
7
7%
Great Northern
4
4%
New York Central
5
5%
Northern Pacific
2
2%
Pennsylvania
7
7%
Rio Grande
3
3%
Santa Fe / ATSF
4
4%
SOO / Wisconsin Central
5
5%
Southern
6
6%
Southern Pacific
10
9%
Union Pacific
5
5%
Undecorated
19
18%
Other
14
13%
 
Total votes : 107

Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby maistto » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:37 pm

But Southersn RR Green is good, too!
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:34 pm

maistto wrote:But Southersn RR Green is good, too!


The sylvan green used by the Southern was predominantly used only on passenger equipment, a few switchers - early ones in particular, especially those in the public eye, were green as well, but most freight locomotives were black and white with gold striping, sometimes referred to as "Tuxedo Units".

Another worth mentioning are the SW1500s that belong to NASA:
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:37 pm

That's ^^^ dope.
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:03 pm

ConducTTor wrote:That's ^^^ dope.


Can you imagine one of those NASA locos hauling cars of SRB segments on a layout?
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby Marquette » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:30 am

AngrySailor302 wrote:
maistto wrote:But Southersn RR Green is good, too!


The sylvan green used by the Southern was predominantly used only on passenger equipment, a few switchers - early ones in particular, especially those in the public eye, were green as well, but most freight locomotives were black and white with gold striping, sometimes referred to as "Tuxedo Units".


Actually...

...the black/white "Tuxedo" scheme replaced the green.

Diesels - switchers were first - started out overall black, like steamers. After that, diesels switched to an overall green, freight and pax power alike, everything from 44-tonners all the way up to E-units. That green scheme was then replaced by the Tuxedo scheme in the 1960s.

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Here's an SW in the green scheme. This was a repaint job at a museum, they got the lettering style wrong, but the scheme is overall correct.
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:16 am

Marquette wrote:
AngrySailor302 wrote:
maistto wrote:But Southersn RR Green is good, too!


The sylvan green used by the Southern was predominantly used only on passenger equipment, a few switchers - early ones in particular, especially those in the public eye, were green as well, but most freight locomotives were black and white with gold striping, sometimes referred to as "Tuxedo Units".


Actually...

...the black/white "Tuxedo" scheme replaced the green.

Diesels - switchers were first - started out overall black, like steamers. After that, diesels switched to an overall green, freight and pax power alike, everything from 44-tonners all the way up to E-units. That green scheme was then replaced by the Tuxedo scheme in the 1960s.

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Here's an SW in the green scheme. This was a repaint job at a museum, they got the lettering style wrong, but the scheme is overall correct.


Huh.

Well I guess I might need to recheck the book I have on Southern freight diesels. It has been so long since I read it, that some data I have might not be in the right order. Kinda wish I was there to see that firsthand.
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby Marquette » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:42 am

When I first got into North American prototypes, my area of interest was South Carolina, where the Piedmont & Northern and Southern paralleled each other between Greenville and Greenwood; the date I was looking at was 1951 - the P&N still had passenger interurbans and electrically-hauled freight, but also had received their first diesels... so that was what I was looking at for the Southern, too. The SWs (and other diesels of the period) were delivered new to Southern in this green scheme, which I think looks super sharp!

I often wish I had a time machine to go back and see all this stuff firsthand... would've been great to see the P&N's big articulated electrics, for example...
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby CSD » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:48 am

Well that was stupid. I thought I would add Southern to the poll and perhaps a few others. Turns out those edits reset the whole thing to zero. Please resubmit you votes.
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby Marquette » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:12 am

Oops!

Oh well. Re-voted!
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby Arseny » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:28 am

AngrySailor302 wrote:Can you imagine one of those NASA locos hauling cars of SRB segments on a layout?


Do you mean "SRB" as Solid Rocked Boosters, for spaceships? Or something else?
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