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Orange & Cream livery prototype?
Posted by ripvanwnkl on Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:38 AM

Bachmann N scale #82058 is an unlettered GE 70 Tonner in orange and cream livery.  Did any prototype railroad have that paint scheme?  

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:24 AM

ripvanwnkl
Did any prototype railroad have that paint scheme?  

They may have taken the liberty to "borrow" the EMD F7 demonstrator colors?

http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATHG22843

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Posted by mbinsewi on Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:11 AM

I found a railroad named the Interstate Railroad.  It was located in western Virginia.

https://www.american-rails.com/interstate.html

Google it and look at images.

The NS has a Heritage locomotive painted in Int. RR scheme.

http://www.nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/news/norfolk-southernsheritagelocomotives.html

Scroll down to the 7th picture.

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Posted by NVSRR on Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:27 AM

I do believe that one or two shortlines used those colors as well

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Posted by morey2001 on Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:07 AM

Pinsly Railroad Company used a very similar scheme on the 70 Tonners used on their various shortline holdings

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Posted by morey2001 on Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:20 AM

i referenced wrong shortline owner in previous post......should be Salzburg that used the orange and cream 'traction' colors on some of the 70 Ton diesels used on their various shortlines

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Posted by wjstix on Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:51 AM

I think Bachmann offers some of their smaller diesels in 'painted - unlettered' paint schemes to appeal to free-lance modellers or (perhaps more importantly) to people modelling a free-lance industry that might require a small switcher for in-plant operations, like a power plant or large grain elevator complex. The paint schemes they use look to me to be similar to, but not exact replicas, of real paint schemes. Close enough to look realistic, but different enough to not look like a direct copy of a real railroad's scheme.

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Posted by rrinker on Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:06 AM

 True - Walthers has done the same with their Plymouth switchers.

For a short line/industrial railroad - the colors may end up being close to the real thing. My Plymouth is a blue and white which closely matches color photos of other small switchers used by Lehigh Portland Cement Co. I don't think they deliberately were going for that, but it means I just need to make decals for it and I'm good to go.

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Posted by ripvanwnkl on Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:15 PM

Many thanks to all for reponses, especially morey2001.  Your input ultimately led me to the fallen flag short line "St Johnsbury & Lamoile County Railroad" of northern Vermont, in operation from 1877 to 1995. 

  It had a fleet of ten 70 tonners numbered 46 to 55 and painted in "burnt orange" on the lower body and in "cream yellow" on the upper body, exactly the color scheme of the Bachmann model. The prototype's striping and lettering were all black so I have a good example for decaling.

Interestingly, the 93 miles of the "SJL" are being converted to a rail trail.  When/If completed, it will be the longest rail trail in New England.  

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Posted by PC101 on Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:51 PM

I can not find a picture at this time, but i think i remember the colors of Orange and Cream on some of the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton Railroad equipment and buildings.

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Posted by PRR8259 on Friday, January 24, 2020 7:58 AM

Illinois Central and illinois Central Gulf, 1966 new equipment up till about 1978 subsequent all orange scheme.  The scheme is known to railfans as the "Creamsicle" scheme.

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Posted by ripvanwnkl on Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:17 PM

Morey2001, I found additional info under "H.E. Salzberg Company". Salzburg spellng kept taking me to the Austrian city. According to a Bachmann Forum member, all the Salzberg short lines had the same color scheme.   Thanks again for heading me in the right direction.

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