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randgust

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Santa Fe fans, beam me back to 1970 paint scheme
« on: May 20, 2019, 01:41:54 PM »
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Announcement today in Progressive Railroading that Cimmaron Valley is taking in seven GE C-40 Dash 8''s.

That's interesting, but my jaw dropped on the "new" paint scheme.  Almost as much fun as the "Zebra Stripe' harbor unit.

Even used the Santa Fe Cooper Black font with the railroad roman numbers.

https://www.progressiverailroading.com/resources/editorial/2019/PR0519-Cimarron-2.jpg

There were SD45's and some other six-axles that got silver trucks without the yellowbonnet, not entirely uncommon.

It would have been fun to have some of the old SF30C's around to come in full circle as the first batch of the U36C's were in this scheme, but this will do nicely.


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Re: Santa Fe fans, beam me back to 1970 paint scheme
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2019, 03:58:42 PM »
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Oh man, that's pretty hot.

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Re: Santa Fe fans, beam me back to 1970 paint scheme
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 04:00:30 PM »
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Oh man, that's pretty hot.
Agreed, I'd like to see a model of one of these on my future layout.
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Re: Santa Fe fans, beam me back to 1970 paint scheme
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2019, 04:15:06 PM »
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As a closet Santa Fe guy, I approve!   :D
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Re: Santa Fe fans, beam me back to 1970 paint scheme
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 07:38:46 PM »
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Very nice, obviously an old SF fan in charge of paint.
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Re: Santa Fe fans, beam me back to 1970 paint scheme
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2019, 10:24:49 PM »
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As a closet Santa Fe guy, I approve!   :D

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