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Kisatchie

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KCS White Locos?
« on: April 06, 2013, 07:41:26 PM »
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When did Kansas City Southern start painting their locos white? Anyone know?


Hmm... I'd prefer a light
blue...


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Re: KCS White Locos?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 08:29:26 PM »
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Somewhere around 1968 To 1970 I think. All my reference stuff is in Maryland so I can't be 100% sure.
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Re: KCS White Locos?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 09:35:39 PM »
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Somewhere around 1968 To 1970 I think...

That's encouraging. If there were white engines in 1971, I'm set.


Hmm... set, ready, hike,
fumble...


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Re: KCS White Locos?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 10:07:20 PM »
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There are photos on line showing the read and white versions together in 1973; I'd have to dig around further to pin an exact date.
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Re: KCS White Locos?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2013, 10:29:58 PM »
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There are photos on line showing the read and white versions together in 1973...

I've done some google searches, but I can't find any white engines before 1977.


Hmm... Kiz isn't too
creative when it comes
to searches...


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Re: KCS White Locos?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2013, 10:43:35 PM »
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KCS went to the first white scheme (small cab side numbers) with it's first order if SD40s... Oct-1966





Their SD40-2s were delivered in the same scheme




The second white scheme has large cab side numbers, it appeared in the early 80s.

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Re: KCS White Locos?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2013, 10:44:30 PM »
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I've done some google searches, but I can't find any white engines before 1977.

Oh they were common LONG before '77.  I'm not sure of the exact year either, but by '70 they weren't exactly rare.

Here's a YouTube video from 1971 that shows a a White unit.

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Re: KCS White Locos?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2013, 10:56:43 PM »
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Saved again! I wonder how much KCS motive power I'll eventually need. Gotta get my books published first.


Hmm... if Kiz could only
read...


Two scientists create a teleportation ray, and they try it out on a cricket. They put the cricket on one of the two teleportation pads in the room, and they turn the ray on.
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Re: KCS White Locos?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2013, 04:37:31 PM »
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KCS went to the first white scheme (small cab side numbers) with it's first order if SD40s... Oct-1966





Their SD40-2s were delivered in the same scheme




The second white scheme has large cab side numbers, it appeared in the early 80s.

When did they go to the grey scheme?
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Re: KCS White Locos?
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2013, 04:38:59 PM »
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Late 1980's - I have my first pic of one around 1989 I think.
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Re: KCS White Locos?
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2013, 07:30:13 PM »
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Mid 1989 for the first... rebuilt GP38-2s (former B&M and MILW) arrived in gray... the first order of SD60s arrived in gray Nov-Dec 89 as well.

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Re: KCS White Locos?
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2013, 08:59:11 PM »
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So definately white for interchange units in my modeling era.
Vincent

If N scale had good SD40-2s, C30-7s, U30Cs, SD45s, SD40s, and SW10s; I'd be in N scale.