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 AstroGoat760 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:50 pm

railtwister wrote:
CSD wrote:Hmmm. Perhaps I'd be better off going bloody nose.


Ugh! I think I prefer the Tiger Stripe, even though it might not be 100% correct. Besides, it'll look much better alongside the SP Black Widow scheme, which is one of my favorites. Beyond that, I simply dislike the Bloody Nose scheme...

Bill in FL


I agree. The Tiger-stripe is one neat livery. This is one of those times where prototype freelancing would be nice.
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby sacto-tt » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:18 pm

As one of the nine people that voted for SP, I'm OK with either. I'm just happy SP appears to have made the cut. If the chosen scheme was red/gray, then I would have painted the undecorated one in tiger stripe so I could have one of each.
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby railtunes » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:55 pm

My "other" road would be Western Pacific, either silver/orange or green/orange.
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby CSD » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:04 pm

Unfortunately you're a little late to get your vote in for the SW1200. I like that green/orange scheme, however.
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby DKRickman » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:22 pm

I voted for Southern and Undec, as well as other. I'm surprised you didn't list Norfolk & Western. As far as I know, they didn't have any SW1200s, but they do have a loyal following and they had a number of interesting locomotives
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby CSD » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:45 pm

They did have SW8's and 9's though. We actually ended up doing a couple Norfolk & Western's as a special limited release. There is a small batch of #2111 left.
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There were a lot of roads left out. When this list was posted I was far from an expert on North American railways...

Still not quite there.
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby ctxmf74 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:42 am

anyone researched how late the switchers lasted in Conrail paint? Some more modern era modelers might like the latest versions of the switcher paint schemes. I seem to recall seeing video of switchers in New York Cross Harbor or NY-NJ paint schemes pulling pretty modern cars ...DaveB
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Re: North American Railroad Preference Survey

Postby Marquette » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:31 am

Into the 1990s for sure, with a few stragglers around into the 00s, for sure... and still a few here and there e.g. a couple I vaguely know of as grain elevator switchers in Minnesota and such.
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