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Amtrak Phase 1 Paint

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Amtrak Phase 1 Paint
Posted by The Jet Clipper on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 7:18 PM

Hello,

So, one thing that I want to model other than my railroad is rainbow-era Amtrak (the best Amtrak). I've been wanting to slap together an E or F unit in the good ol' Phase I scheme, which is my favorite. But, I can't seem to pinpoint the exact red used on the nose, so does anybody know a good red to use? 

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:33 PM

Hi Jet Clipper,

Amtrak's Phase 1 Scheme was the very first scheme used by the railroad, it looked like this;

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and there's this one with a lighter shade of red;

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Amtrak used this Scheme from 1971 until about 1979 or 1980. So F7's or E8's are correct for a rainbow train that was common during the early years.

If you model Amtrak in 1973, You can use SDP40F's in the "Arrow Scheme" to pull your train.

 

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, August 18, 2017 8:32 AM

Floquil Amtrack Red!

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