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Hey UMTRR guy
« on: January 08, 2007, 06:31:08 PM »
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Here you go George ..

A picture of the MT scale test car in B&O CSX paint .. B&O 914336

There is also one of these at the B&O museum ..

http://www.mainline.railfan.net/pics/gilb44.JPG
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Re: Hey UMTRR guy
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2007, 08:17:55 PM »
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I hate to start another row (MTL CSX gondola last year), but it sure looks BLACK sitting next to that BLUE thing!

I have one on order, and as part of my new years resolution to stop being worried
about such things, I will not be worried about this!

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Re: Hey UMTRR guy
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2007, 09:00:52 PM »
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I hate to start another row (MTL CSX gondola last year), but it sure looks BLACK sitting next to that BLUE thing!

I have one on order, and as part of my new years resolution to stop being worried
about such things, I will not be worried about this!

Naw .. B&O blue is a very dark blue, and when faded, it starts to look a little blacker .. plus, this is a 1999 photo, which probably was scanned using a flat bed scanner, there is always distortion on the colors .. I think MT got this one right ..

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Re: Hey UMTRR guy
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2007, 09:50:08 PM »
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whew!!! :D :D :D

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Re: Hey UMTRR guy
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2007, 06:21:00 AM »
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What is that blue thing?  Looks like an Alco S1-turned-slug.
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Re: Hey UMTRR guy
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2007, 07:07:46 AM »
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whew!!! :D :D :D

we can all rest easier now ...

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Re: Hey UMTRR guy
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2007, 10:05:26 AM »
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Thanks, John.  That's the third photo now!  I got one at Curtis Bay with the car looking pretty beat up and also one direct from MTL which shows a much newer looking car, in the CSX dark blue.  That MTL supplied photo is undated and uncredited so I can't say any more about it.

The UMTRR for January is out the door, and in the commentary I noted that I was also concerned about the "hybrid" paint scheme being legit.  I confirmed in a couple of ways that it was.
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