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Santa Fe paintings
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 27, 2003 1:17 PM
Hello everybody there! I'm new here and I'm from germany.
I've got a question, hoping anybody here can help me/give me an answer....
I'm starting to build a little HO scale layout (about 4,00m x 1,20m) with Santa Fe trains and a smaller logging Line. The layout should play in the 1950s up to 1960s. Now my question, when did the Santa Fe began to paint there locos in blue and yellow ?
(I'm sorry for my english...[V])
I Hope I will get a short answer! Many thanks to all of you!
Please send answer to : dannieckardt@hotmail.com
or to dannieckardt@gmx.de

Many thanks!!!!
Daniel
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Santa Fe paintings
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 27, 2003 1:17 PM
Hello everybody there! I'm new here and I'm from germany.
I've got a question, hoping anybody here can help me/give me an answer....
I'm starting to build a little HO scale layout (about 4,00m x 1,20m) with Santa Fe trains and a smaller logging Line. The layout should play in the 1950s up to 1960s. Now my question, when did the Santa Fe began to paint there locos in blue and yellow ?
(I'm sorry for my english...[V])
I Hope I will get a short answer! Many thanks to all of you!
Please send answer to : dannieckardt@hotmail.com
or to dannieckardt@gmx.de

Many thanks!!!!
Daniel
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Posted by Sperandeo on Monday, July 28, 2003 9:44 AM
Hello Daniel,

The answer to your question depends on which locomotives you're talking about. The Santa Fe used blue and yellow for its very first freight diesels, the FTs of 1941. These colors were continued with some variations on F3s, F7s, and F9s. The first road swichers to be painted blue and yellow were the SD24s of 1959 (actually the second delivery of this type), and blue and yellow became the standard colors for all freight and switching power after that.

By the way, thanks for signing your name.

So long,

Andy

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Posted by Sperandeo on Monday, July 28, 2003 9:44 AM
Hello Daniel,

The answer to your question depends on which locomotives you're talking about. The Santa Fe used blue and yellow for its very first freight diesels, the FTs of 1941. These colors were continued with some variations on F3s, F7s, and F9s. The first road swichers to be painted blue and yellow were the SD24s of 1959 (actually the second delivery of this type), and blue and yellow became the standard colors for all freight and switching power after that.

By the way, thanks for signing your name.

So long,

Andy

Andy Sperandeo MODEL RAILROADER Magazine

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 28, 2003 1:46 PM
Hi Andy,
many thanks for this fast answer! I asked , because I wasn't shure if blue/yellow painted locos will be ok for the 1950s/1960s. but after your answer I think they are!
Once again many thanks!
Daniel
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 28, 2003 1:46 PM
Hi Andy,
many thanks for this fast answer! I asked , because I wasn't shure if blue/yellow painted locos will be ok for the 1950s/1960s. but after your answer I think they are!
Once again many thanks!
Daniel

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