Heritage locomotives

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Heritage locomotives
Posted by tatans on Thursday, June 28, 2012 12:06 PM

Is there a list of heritage locomotive railways that have, and are going to paint them in heritage colours?

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Posted by Phoebe Vet on Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:24 PM


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Posted by samfp1943 on Friday, June 29, 2012 9:33 AM


Is there a list of heritage locomotive railways that have, and are going to paint them in heritage colours?


               Currently, there are only two major railroads that operate 'Heritage Fleets' (inclusive of equipment/cars and locomotives)  They are the Norfolk Southern and the Union Pacific.

linked here is a site that has photos of the UPRR 'Heritage Locomotive Fleet'. 


The link to NS Corp's Heritage Fleet was provided in this Thread as well by another poster, Dave ( Phoebe Vet) provided the link to the NS Corp site.

Actually one might also include within the definition of 'Heritage Fleet' a corporate business car fleet, as many of those cars although many are very well maintained, are age-wise,"a little long in the tooth". Whistling

There are a number of other railroads that have painted some or maybe just one in what to their railroad is a heritage scheme. The Indiana Railroad springs to mid, and I am sure there are others that might be mentioned, as well.





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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, June 29, 2012 10:15 AM

A couple of other "heritage" schemes, some are in general usage:

KCS "Southern Belle" colors

Connecticut DOT uses NH McGinniss Madness colors

Iowa Interstate has an ES44AC in Rock Island colors

Iowa Northern painted its F40PH in Rock Island "Rocket" colors

Wheeling & Lake Erie 101 is in P&WV colors (it was ordered by P&WV in 1964)

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Posted by CShaveRR on Friday, June 29, 2012 9:00 PM

Don't forget Amtrak's four or five units painted in prior paint schemes for their 40th anniversary last year.


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Posted by Andrew Falconer on Saturday, June 30, 2012 1:04 AM

Pan-Am Railways is painting their Classic GP9s in original railroad schemes.


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Posted by Altafest on Monday, July 02, 2012 2:34 PM

I find it interesting that the railroad many love to call "boring" because of their no nonsense black paint, has flat out outclassed the "other" railroad celebrating a major anniversary this year. 

They brought these units out of the paint shop and put them right in service.  There was no "cloak and dagger"  move, transporting them under a tarp to an unveiling for the brass or special guests. 

The company I work for?  If I want any anniversary trinkets, well feel free to "purchase" them through the company store.  I think Ill pass. 

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