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What is/was this livery called and based on?

Postby mirrodie » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:18 pm

https://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/1154318010/

The last of the liveries on the cab units.... just wondering
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Re: What is/was this livery called and based on?

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:57 pm

Should be early MTA livery (blue and yellow - state colors). Some pre-MNCR PC equipment had the same treatment. The state colors are now making a comeback on the MTA with the new buses and M-9s.
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Re: What is/was this livery called and based on?

Postby nyandw » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:26 pm

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#607 Oyster Bay 01/19/92 Photo: Kevin Gulau


I like this one:
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#608 coupled to the west end of train at LI City passenger station. It sports a unique, experimental color scheme. 6/1979 view NE Photo/Info: Dave Keller

More photos: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrFA/lirrFA.htm
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Re: What is/was this livery called and based on?

Postby NorthWest » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:01 pm

The closest thing I can think of is the EL livery: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/141057/.

The spear stripe is a classic EMD styling design.
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Re: What is/was this livery called and based on?

Postby Kilgore Trout » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:57 pm

NorthWest wrote:The spear stripe is a classic EMD styling design.


For the curious, there's a great coffee-table book called The Art of the Streamliner which goes into some detail about how EMD helped railroads develop distinctive visual identities - something they had never before considered in an era of darkly-painted (and quickly-dirtied) steam locomotives.
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Re: What is/was this livery called and based on?

Postby MACTRAXX » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:51 pm

NorthWest wrote:The closest thing I can think of is the EL livery: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/141057/.

The spear stripe is a classic EMD styling design.


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Yes...This 1990s scheme was conceived by a senior manager in the Morris Park Shops (now since
retired) and was based on a past DL&W/EL color scheme. But - higher-ups would only allow blue
and yellow (from what I was told) NYS colors - and not retro colors using maroon and gray along
with yellow replicating this older scheme. This FA #7271 picture even better shows the prototype:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3022386

NY&W's picture of the 607 up above shows what this interesting scheme looked like when it was
new...The picture of #608 was of an experimental early-Gabreski era color scheme that was only
used on that one unit. I liked this color scheme - but the trouble is that white is a tough color to
keep clean on power units like this one. These two pictures are good reference for anyone who
may attempt to model FA's using these two past LIRR color schemes.

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Re: What is/was this livery called and based on?

Postby nyandw » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:06 pm

Thank you for the historical info! Appreciate it.
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Re: What is/was this livery called and based on?

Postby mirrodie » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:16 am

Thank you for the background as well. Its one of the nicer liveries, imho, and never heard it referred to by a nickname. May try to model it but those cheat lines will be tough
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Re: What is/was this livery called and based on?

Postby Tadman » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:46 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:Should be early MTA livery (blue and yellow - state colors). .


Jeez how many states have yellow/blue as colors? And is it that original to paint your trains that way?
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