Fantasy D&H Paint Schemes

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Fantasy D&H Paint Schemes

Postby DERECCO » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:08 am

I was just thinking after standing next to one of the new GE's parked near the Amtrak station in Ticonderoga the other day how nice it would be to see new power painted in the D&H lightning stripe scheme. Any ideas on the subject? Would CP ever consider it ? It would be nice to see 2 GE's in this scheme!!
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Re: GE ES44AC IN D&H PAINT

Postby SooLineRob » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:32 pm

Maybe Engineer Spike would add his thoughts also, but...

Probably not going to happen. Canadian Pacific is slowly repainting and renumbering "heritage" units into full CP paint for the sake of "branding", or uniformity, following a unit's major overhaul. CP doesn't want to been "seen" as the D&H or SOO Line. CP doesn't spend money on paint for the sake of having shiney units, they only repaint during major work. I recall hearing it costs around $200,000 to repaint and renumber a unit. Witness all the SOO and ex-Milwaukee Road units still running around still in their factory paint jobs. And those units only get the full CP repaint when they're shopped for major work/rebuild. CP only spends money when it's required. Paint isn't required to make the loco perform. I highly doubt CP would ever consider repainting a perfectly good C44AC into a heritage unit.

While it would be nice to see "heritage" GE's painted up in D&H, SOO, Milwaukee Road, and MN&S paint, CP could spend that million dollars elsewhere ... like the DM&E/IC&E properties.
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Re: GE ES44AC IN D&H PAINT

Postby Mem160 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:32 pm

Tower 55 was toying with the idea of this. I had some eMail conversations with the guy in charge, I forget his name. The were going to do one of those "Heritage" schemes of their own that they did with NP/WP/MLW, etc......I don't know what will happen now, I understand Athearn bought their rights, but even before that they'd cooled down on the idea, because their regular production models, such as the SD70ACe's weren't released as of then. But I guess you could contact Athearn and ask them their opinion of the T55 Heritage Schemes, and see if they plan to follow through with it...... :wink:
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Re: GE ES44AC IN D&H PAINT

Postby Otto Vondrak » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:11 pm

DERECCO wrote:I WAS JUST THINKING AFTER STANDING NEXT TO ONE OF THE NEW GE'S PARKED NEAR THE AMTRAK STATION IN TICONDEROGA THE OTHER DAY HOW NICE IT WOULD BE TO SEE NEW POWER PAINTED IN THE D&H LIGHTNING STRIPE SCHEME. ANY IDEAS ON THE SUBJECT? WOULD CP EVER CONSIDER IT ? IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE 2 GE'S IN THIS SCHEME!!


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Re: GE ES44AC IN D&H PAINT

Postby rrfoose » Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:01 pm

Maybe it would look something like this?

http://www.trainweb.org/southpenn/images/Painted%20GIFs/DH%20ES44AC%204401.gif

Enjoy!
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Re: GE ES44AC IN D&H PAINT

Postby Engineer Spike » Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:34 pm

One old head conductor always says that D&H must have gotten a good deal on blue and gray paint. REAL D&H ENGINES ARE BLACK WITH YELLOW STRIPES!
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Re: GE ES44AC IN D&H PAINT

Postby Mark R. » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:07 pm

:wink: ....

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Re: GE ES44AC IN D&H PAINT

Postby Champlain Division » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:22 pm

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Re: GE ES44AC IN D&H PAINT

Postby Bob Sandusky » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:04 pm

Ok the P40s are just butt ugly and we ought to be thankful that we will never see them in D&H colors.

However you did a really nice job on the two freight engines. They look goooooooooooooooooddddddddddddddddd.

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Re: GE ES44AC IN D&H PAINT

Postby Champlain Division » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:46 pm

'Preciate it, pardner. There's nothin' like classic Lightning Stripe done right.
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Re: Fantasy D&H Paint Schemes

Postby march hare » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:49 pm

I really like the lighning stripes on a GE Genesis. That is by far the best thing that's been done to one of those pugs so far. Well, the best thing that's been done with paint, anyway. The few that have been worked over with a cutting torch look a lot better now.

As for the fantasy paint schemes from Athearn, they just announced AC4400s in WP, Rio Grande, and couple of others this week (not the modernized ones that really exist, either--these will be "real fantasy" paint jobs). Actually going to happen.
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Re: Fantasy D&H Paint Schemes

Postby Engineer Spike » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:03 pm

You finally got me to comment! The senior conductor on the D&H (1956 braking date) says that real D&H power is black with yellow stripes!

That sounds like my uncle saying real New Haven colours are green and orange.
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Re: Fantasy D&H Paint Schemes

Postby Engineer Spike » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:05 pm

Real D&H engines are black with yellow stripes!
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Re: Fantasy D&H Paint Schemes

Postby Champlain Division » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:28 pm

Well, that settles it. I shall have to do a fantasy Athearn Genesis in D&H paint.
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Re: Fantasy D&H Paint Schemes

Postby Steve Wagner » Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:24 pm

The only fantasy D&H paint scheme I plan to do is what I think the railroad should have done if it had bought, leased or borrowed RDC-2's from the Boston & Maine if the New York State authorities had allowed it to substitute RDC's for conventional passenger equipment on the Laurentians. I have a Proto 1000 LV RDC-2 and plan to make the letterboards yellow with blue roadnames, the ends yellow (for good visibility) with a blue door on each end with a D&H shield herald on it.
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