Readville Switcher 1921

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Postby ST214 » Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:14 am

1921 could go to Fall River(Old Colony RR museum, i think is the name). Have yet to make it down there, but i will oneday.

Also Dave, i believe you told me you know what paint that 3247 got, can we have any hints???? I just have to know. It's eating away at me........
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Postby sery2831 » Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:15 am

I would like to see the 1921 go to Conway Scenic, I think it would fit in nicely with there collection.
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Postby sery2831 » Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:16 am

The 3247 from what I have been told is to be painted like the caboose! Hope you got sunglasses when it comes back to town!!!
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Postby efin98 » Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:18 am

Yikes! That's going to be an interesting paint scheme lol!

Why couldn't they just paint it like 902 and 904?
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Postby CSX Conductor » Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:03 am

THe paint scheme for the caboose and the snowplows isn't that bad :wink:
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:12 am

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3247 Paint

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Nov 07, 2004 5:29 pm

The 3247 will not be painted like the caboose and snowplows.
Myself and a coworker did the basic design of its paint scheme.
It will be, in some ways, similar to the 1921. The final lettering
was submitted too and hopefully it'll get a Op Lifesaver logo.
Also it may become MBTX 3000.

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Postby sery2831 » Sun Nov 07, 2004 6:17 pm

Guilford is actually going to allow a B&M type scheme! I thought they were very anti-B&M these days.
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Postby ST214 » Sun Nov 07, 2004 9:59 pm

It should be a beautiful loco.

Now, can we see about getting 902 a orange and black NH paint job and 904 a B+M Blue job???

While were at it, let's paint an F40 up as a NYC E unit. How about also a B&M checkerboard F40, and a Mcginnis NH F40. C'mon, who's up for it???
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Old Paint

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:17 pm

The 3247 will not mimic the B&M 1921 paint job. Only in that the
main color is going to be maroon or cranberry with a silver band
and yellow seperation stripes. But that's all I am going to say for
now.

As for NH, NYC paint schemes, I did suggest at one time (back
around the time the 905 was sold to a railroad contractor in CT),
it would be nice to do a tribute to the NH and NYC with the 902 and
904. The reply was that he didn't believe in these retro paint jobs
including the 1921. Oh well.

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Postby ST214 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:18 pm

Oh, it should still be a good looking loco.

Who isn't in favor of the retro schemes??? Maybe we could expand it to the whole fleet ALA Metro North. Oh well, i can dream, and maybe one day, it will happen.
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"They named an engine after me!" poem

Postby CSX Conductor » Sat Nov 13, 2004 10:41 pm

hi gang, I knew that there was a poem about the 1921 at one time but couldn't find it.......until tonight.

here's a link to it>>>

[url]http://members.aol.com/jimvsigtau/railroad.html
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1921 Poem

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Nov 14, 2004 5:48 pm

Actually, those are song lyrics. The writer is the late Harry Chapin's
brother. I used to have a cassette of the song, which was done at
the time of the formal dedication of the engine.

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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Nov 14, 2004 8:00 pm

how long has the MBTA had 1921?
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Postby WonderlandMan » Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:01 pm

What's a "switcher" anyway?
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