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When Did Kansas City Southern Go to the White Loco Scheme?
« on: February 25, 2016, 01:45:41 PM »
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I was wondering when KCS locos first started appearing in the white scheme.

Any help is appreciated.


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Re: When Did Kansas City Southern Go to the White Loco Scheme?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 02:02:10 PM »
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I think the white scheme was first used on the SD40s.  I don't know when KCS got theirs but the CGWs were in 1966.

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Re: When Did Kansas City Southern Go to the White Loco Scheme?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 12:35:45 AM »
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I think the white scheme was first used on the SD40s.  I don't know when KCS got theirs but the CGWs were in 1966.

Jason

Prior to that KCS and CGW basically had the same scheme correct?

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Re: When Did Kansas City Southern Go to the White Loco Scheme?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 08:47:38 AM »
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This short thread on trainorders from 2001 about same topic, second poster says 1972 or possibly a little earlier...
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,62253

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Re: When Did Kansas City Southern Go to the White Loco Scheme?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2016, 09:58:01 AM »
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Paging @Philip H (our resident KCS expert).

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Re: When Did Kansas City Southern Go to the White Loco Scheme?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2016, 12:01:28 PM »
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SD40 were delivered in October '66, so it was at least by then.


Prior to that KCS and CGW basically had the same scheme correct?

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The GP30's had almost identical schemes, but beyond that, not so much really.  There's a family connection between the CGW and KCS as William Deramus III was president of the CGW from 1949-1957 while his dad was the KCS president from 1941-1961.  Deramus III went to MKT for three years and then became president of KCS from 1961-1973.

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Re: When Did Kansas City Southern Go to the White Loco Scheme?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2016, 12:43:09 PM »
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The SDs were delivered in white as Jason notes. Existing equipment reprints started after that and the whole fleet was white by 1972 or so. Interestingly the "ghosts"'we're still roaming the rail into at least 2011; so there are photos out there of all three post-1966 schemes in a single consist.
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