Thanks for the addition there v1rt!!!
That Cartier Mining ALCo I did still looks great even after five plus years.
I needed to do some updating to this thread then I forgot about it and now it seems like the correct time to do it.
It has been years since this thread was updated or posted to. I believe it is time that I further update this thread for what paint schemes I have
done. I will also include a bit of history into the paint schemes when and if I can.
First up is General Electric C30-7 of the Louisville & Nashville/Family Lines System #7011 built in May of 1981. This paint scheme was the prelude to
the "Seaboard System" paint scheme that came along in 1985 before the company was folded into what is now know as CSX Transportation in July of 1987.
The next locomotive is ElectroMotive Division of GM "CONRAIL" SD70M-2 #4310. This locomotive is in the same paint scheme type that appeared on their
fleet of SD70ACs as well. This paint scheme would actually turn out to be the last version of the "CONRAIL QUALITY" scheme that CONRAIL debuted during
their twenty two years of operation. However, it would not turn out to be the last time the "CONRAIL QUALITY" scheme would appear before CONRAIL was
split between CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway on June 1, 1999.
The following paint scheme isfor a railroad that I came up a few years ago. The "East Coast Belt Line" as I called it, is comprised of the Chesapeake
& Ohio, Richmond, Fredricksburg, & Potomac, and the former Seaboard mainlines along the East Coast of the United States. This safety paint scheme is
on the side ElectroMotive Division of General Motors SD70 "ECBL 9213."
The next two are from the East Coast Belt Line as well even though they were inspired by other rail lines that no longer exist on paper. The second
one is "ECBL #6141" in the Richmond, Fredricksburg, & Potomac paint scheme as it would have appeared on an R.F.& P. GP40-2 up until the early
The last one from the East Coast Belt Line's Huntington Locomotive Shops is General Electric B40-8W "ECBL #5940" that was built in 1989 for the Santa
Fe Railway. The paint scheme on this locomotive is based on the Missouri Pacific's scheme that was donned on a handful of EMD GP35s and GP40s up until
1983 when the Union Pacific swallowed up the "MoPac" as it was called. This unit also has the "Screaming Eagle" that was made famous by the MoPac.
The next paint scheme is from "The Great White North" that is Canada. This paint scheme is an "patch" job that the Canadian National applied to this
unit when they acquired it. In real life, this General Electric locomotive was built as Locomotive Management Services #739 in October of 1994. This
is one locomotive that I was fortunate enough to get a photo of two years ago when it came through here on a grain train.
My photo of that very unit.
The next paint scheme comes from CIT Equipment Financing Leassing LLC. This paint scheme is on former SOO Line ElectroMotive SD60 #6018.
The next paint scheme is from another railroad that I came up with. That railroad being the "West Virginia Great Southern Railway" based out of
Charleston, West Virginia. This line is comprised of the former Chesapeake & Ohio "Tidewater to Chicago" mainline and the Russell, Kentucky to
Detroit, Michigan mainline along with numerous coal branches in West Virginia and Kentucky. This blue and gold scheme is on ElectroMotive GP38-2
The last paint scheme is that of Amtrak engine #145, a General Electric P42DC built in 2000. This paint scheme is currently adorning the 145 as Amtrak
approaches their 40th anniversary of operation. The scheme, Phase 3 as it is known by, was once the primary paint scheme for new locomotives purchased
by Amtrak in the late 1970s and into the 1980s and 1990s.
The following albums include a lot
of paint schemes that I did not include on here.
BNSF, Can. Nat. & U.P. schemes
Chessie System, CSX, and various other CSX roads
East Coast Belt Line
West Virginia Great Southern
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