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Re: G&W to buy P&W
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 12:46:05 PM »
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Gross.

You know, at this rate, G&W is going to be the first transcontinental railroad.

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Re: G&W to buy P&W
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 01:27:39 PM »
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I figured it was bound to happen sooner or later...

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Re: G&W to buy P&W
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2016, 01:32:28 PM »
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Haha!  The G&W is the new Borg.  I'm sure that @wm3798 will look forward to the G&W's paint scheme on yet more locomotives with this merger.  :P

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Re: G&W to buy P&W
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2016, 01:38:51 PM »
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Gross.

You know, at this rate, G&W is going to be the first transcontinental railroad.

Well besides CP & CN ;)
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Re: G&W to buy P&W
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2016, 01:47:59 PM »
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So apparently this is a bad thing, but I guess I'm too dense to understand why...  Or am I supposed to just "know?"  :?
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Re: G&W to buy P&W
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2016, 02:57:44 PM »
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So apparently this is a bad thing, but I guess I'm too dense to understand why...  Or am I supposed to just "know?"  :?

Basically, because G&W is the great homogenizer of shortlines. They're also not nearly as railfan friendly as most of the lines they gobble up are either.

Oh, and their orange and lemon yellow paint scheme is second only in horrendousness to this:
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/407640/

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Re: G&W to buy P&W
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Re: G&W to buy P&W
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2016, 05:14:34 PM »
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@GaryHinshaw FTW folks - he's here all week!

Never ceases to fascinate me how G&W, RailAmerica, and Watco have made growing rail empires out of stuff often discarded by the Class 1's.
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Re: G&W to buy P&W
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2016, 05:39:34 PM »
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Oh, and their orange and lemon yellow paint scheme is second only in horrendousness to this:
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/407640/

Actually, I really like that scheme....for Colorado.  Not so much for northeastern Pennsylvania.
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Re: G&W to buy P&W
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2016, 07:03:55 PM »
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Never ceases to fascinate me how G&W, RailAmerica, and Watco have made growing rail empires out of stuff often discarded by the Class 1's.

I have often thought they would eventually get enough trackage to create some kind of long haul or through route. But there might be some regulation against that... who knows.

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Re: G&W to buy P&W
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2016, 08:53:39 PM »
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Re: G&W to buy P&W
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2016, 09:01:26 PM »
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Actually, I really like that scheme....for Colorado.  Not so much for northeastern Pennsylvania.

Maybe, but I think it still needs to be turned down about 50%.

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Re: G&W to buy P&W
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2016, 09:39:09 PM »
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Maybe, but I think it still needs to be turned down about 50%.

I respectfully disagree.  Colorful locomotive schemes are as fundamental to the West as conservative and muted schemes are to the Northeast.  The orange-yellow Grande Gold is a perfect match for autumn aspen leaves and in its native Colorado habitat, looks stunning.  I've always been a closet D&RGW fan.  That said, Grande Gold does not belong east of the Allegheny Front no matter how nice it looks.
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Re: G&W to buy P&W
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2016, 12:00:14 AM »
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and Guilford Grey doesn't belong on anything anywhere!

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