News Wire: CSX unveils 'Spirit of our Law Enforcement' commemorative locomotive No. 3194

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:57 AM

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – CSX Transportation’s "Spirit of our Law Enforcement" commemorative locomotive is being unveiled today at the company’s Huntington locomotive shop. CSXT 3194 is being renamed to honor our nation’s police off...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/08/22-csx-unveils-spirit-of-our-law-enforcement-commemorative-locomotive-no-3194

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:55 PM

Wonder when they will come out with the 'Spirit of the Hedge Fund' locmotive?  Will that be followed by the 'Spirit of PSR' decorated with the names of the facilities and people that are no longer a part of the company?

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:16 PM

You mean the 'Spirit of American High Finance' locomotive, complete with Jay Gould, Daniel Drew, William H. Vanderbilt, Morgan and Mellen, Bob Young, the van Sweringens,  and Phil Anschutz peering out like Lenin in some Diego Rivera mural, and EHH in his Reaper costume puffing on a cannula in the foreground?  Nose of the locomotive in gold, patterned as double eagles and krugerrands, long hood in green Benjamins, and it takes lots of Benjamins to cover all that.

Spirit of PSR is much more elegant.  The whole locomotive is economical dip gray except for the stylized busted pocket watch emblems copied from NROL-79.

Not to be outdone: I understand UP will have unit 1872 decorated in a Credit Mobilier heritage scheme, rumored to include Oakes Ames with one of his shovels broken over his head.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:40 PM

Jackboots and black leather trenchcoats.

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Posted by zugmann on Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:42 PM

I cringed at the red and blue ditchlights.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:47 PM

I would consider the blue light to be a trap set by management, and refuse to move the locomotive until a Carman came and removed it.

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Posted by zugmann on Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:04 PM

SD70Dude
I would consider the blue light to be a trap set by management, and refuse to move the locomotive until a Carman came and removed it.

I'm guessing they were just put on for the photo op.  CFR requires white auxillary lights.  (unless they get a waiver - but with blue light regs, I doubt it, but never say never on the railroad. )

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Posted by caldreamer on Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:33 PM

WAY TOO MUCH CRAP ON THE SIDES.  They need to have a clean crisp look while celebrating what ever they want.

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Posted by zardoz on Friday, August 23, 2019 9:39 AM

caldreamer
WAY TOO MUCH CRAP ON THE SIDES. 

It's going to make the graffiti harder to spot.

And the "Pride in Service" schtich? The acronym might make for some interesting variations.

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:11 PM

I'd love to see this unit in HO Scale.

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Posted by chicagorails on Thursday, September 05, 2019 8:40 AM

great  to  honor ones  who  protect us every minute  of  every  day of  year!!!  be  great  to  have  one  honoring god!!! 

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, September 05, 2019 8:44 AM

chicagorails
... be  great  to  have  one  honoring god!!! 

Alas! this is likely to be too contentious a subject to take up here.  But remember, we came close with the stylized cross and monicker for the Santa Fe... part of which survives, dare I say 'in spirit', in some of the current BNSF logos on both engines and cars.

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Posted by zugmann on Thursday, September 05, 2019 2:19 PM

chicagorails
be great to have one honoring god!!!

Only if we get Thor and Odin engines, to start. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, September 05, 2019 7:53 PM

zugmann
 
chicagorails
be great to have one honoring god!!! 

Only if we get Thor and Odin engines, to start. 

Don't overlook Zeus and Neptune

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, September 05, 2019 8:33 PM

BaltACD
zugmann
chicagorails
be great to have one honoring god!!! 

Only if we get Thor and Odin engines, to start. 

 Don't overlook Zeus and Neptune

 
How quickly we forget the engine at Promontory Point, in this of all years we shouldn't forget!
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Posted by zugmann on Thursday, September 05, 2019 10:15 PM

But if you bad ordered a locomotive honoring any choice of gods - well, guess you'd have to look out for lighting or something.  Although I've probably used more than one lord's name in vain when dealing with a few engines.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, September 08, 2019 3:25 PM

Gods?  Why not a goddess?  Say Botticelli's Venus (On A Half-Shell)?  Now this  on the side of a locomotive (plenty of room on those slab-sided diesels) would get everyone's attention!

https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/the-birth-of-venus/MQEeq50LABEBVg  

Or maybe Titian's "Venus of Urbino?"

https://www.visituffizi.org/artworks/venus-of-urbino-by-titian/ 

Oh, bay-beee...Wink

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Posted by zugmann on Sunday, September 08, 2019 3:31 PM

Celestia Gevo.

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Posted by jeffhergert on Sunday, September 08, 2019 3:36 PM

zugmann

But if you bad ordered a locomotive honoring any choice of gods - well, guess you'd have to look out for lighting or something.  Although I've probably used more than one lord's name in vain when dealing with a few engines.

 

Ah yes, "speaking in tongues" when dealing with recalcitrant equipment.  Been there, done that.

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Posted by zugmann on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 8:44 AM

..really?

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