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Clinchfield (CCO) Railroad Diesel Livery Dates

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Clinchfield (CCO) Railroad Diesel Livery Dates
Posted by VGN Jess on Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:58 PM

I found nothing on line re: the subject. From my TS2020 simulation [re: The Clinchfield Route/Elkhorn City to St. Paul ], I know that Clinchfield used only two (2) paint schemes on diesels: 1) Gray & Yellow-first and 2) Black and Yellow-last. Does anyone know what year the RR transitioned from #1 to #2 paint schemes?

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Posted by VGN Jess on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:20 AM
Wow! 199 views and no one knows the answer. any body know a reference book or site I can view to find out? Thanx
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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:41 PM

Lots of people can't make any sense of the thread without opening it to read the actual question ... only to find they haven't a clue about the answer.

Mike MacDonald (former poster 'wanswheel') might be able to source the information, but Kalmbach moderation cut him off.

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:25 PM

Overmod
Lots of people can't make any sense if the thread without opening it to read the actual question ... only to find they haven't a clue about the answer.

Mike MacDonald (former poster 'wanswheel') might be able to source the information, but Kalmbach moderation cut him off.

In any event there won't be a hard date.  There may be a hard date for when the first of the new scheme appeared, but there will be period of years where both schemes will be operating side by side.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:59 AM

I do recall a gray CRR F7B at Monon's South Hammond yard in the early 1970's.  Presumably it was en route to EMD as a trade-in.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by VGN Jess on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:40 AM

A hard (or even estimated) date for when the first of the new scheme appeared would answer the question I have. Also, I am particularly interested in which scheme came first: A) Black & Yellow or B) Gray and Yellow?  I made an assumption in my first post but I have no idea which color scheme was "first". Thanks.

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Posted by 16-567D3A on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:54 AM

VGN Jess

A hard (or even estimated) date for when the first of the new scheme appeared would answer the question I have. Also, I am particularly interested in which scheme came first: A) Black & Yellow or B) Gray and Yellow?  I made an assumption in my first post but I have no idea which color scheme was "first". Thanks.

All of Clinchfield 1st and 2nd generation Diesels from after WWII up until 1971 wore Grey/yellow. replaced with Black/yellow begining in mid 71.all deleveries/repaints afterwards were black until 7/77 Introduction of Family Lines grey.a very few units-3or4 GP38/SD40 with tattered grey/yellow made it into Seaboard System in 83.

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Posted by VGN Jess on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:02 AM
Thank you very much!
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Posted by sigengr on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:32 PM

The first black locomotive saw was in 1971.
The U36C's were the first in this scheme.

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Posted by VGN Jess on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:44 AM
Thank you.

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