KCS to return to old passenger colors on all new engines

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KCS to return to old passenger colors on all new engines

Postby EJ&ESDM809 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:31 pm

KCS is going to be returning to their old colors on their next order of SD70ACes, and any new engines they order from here on out, including its Mexican subsidiary. I have heard that the KCSM ES44s that are in primer could be the first to get this paint, but we will have to wait and see considering they were out before they said they will be doing this. I am not sure if their current engines will be repainted into this scheme, but it is a possibility.
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Postby Tadman » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:44 pm

It's neat, but it's clear the paint scheme was designed for E's and F's, not Gevo's and SD70's. It would have been better if KCS had hired someone to interpret and re-translate the scheme to better fit a monster hood unit with new proportions, much in the same way UP re-translated their heritage paint schemes to the heritage units.
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Postby TRNBUF » Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:34 pm

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Postby John_Perkowski » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:12 pm

From the photo, almost certainly an interpretation.

Below is a F-3 A-B set on a picture postcard (anyone else remember Lyman Cox's railroad postcards ;) ??

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Postby uhaul » Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:28 pm

The paint scheme looks good on one of the former SD70ACe demos.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=183596
Also looks good on a G.E
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=180430
What about units that are not new, but need new paint? Will they still get the Gray scheme?
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Postby EJ&ESDM809 » Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:39 pm

From what I have heard, they are also going to be repainting current engines into the Southern Belle paint that is on the latest GEVOs and SD70ACes, and plus they are painting freight cars in a new paint scheme also.
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Postby rwallace2fan1 » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:12 pm

anyone want to see the new paint job up close and personal, and you live near KC, they are on display at union station according to the news. A couple of days ago, I was passed by a set of engines with about 10 covered hoppers that were painted the same way. They looked brand new. they were leaving the KCS yard in KC.
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