LV C430s?

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Re: LV C430s?

Postby lvrr325 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:15 pm

The tall, thin lettering first appeared on the C420s of 1964. From Alco, who likely would have recycled either that artwork/stencil set for the C430s, or they would have come in Snowbird black and white. Or they'd have invented still another new scheme. Bowser's art isn't quite right, the V and A look funny, but it's much better than the small lettering and gives them a fleet appearance mixed in with other LV red engines. (It may be specific to C628s as repainted by LV after 1972, I don't know).

The only units to get small roman lettering on tuscan paint were units painted by the LV themselves. It was just a recycle of the stencil set for the lettering on red units with multiple black stripes.

But then that's what the whole point of my starting this thread was, was to point out how unlikely it was that LV units painted by the factory would have that tiny roman lettering on them.

It's a moot point at this point, because the engines have long since been produced and sold. At last check I could still get some from my wholesaler.

Not only that, but they're doing a bunch of fantasy schemes on the C636 in an upcoming run - including Lehigh Valley in this same tuscan scheme with tall yellow lettering.
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