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Alco 300

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Alco 300
Posted by NVSRR on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 7:56 PM

What was the colors on that loco?  whether it is the demonstrator, LV, or fruit packers doesnt matter. I got a 3d print off ebay.  it can be powered, but i will deal with that later.  Google has not turned up any colors at all. I am thinking dsome version of black and white.  

 

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Posted by dti406 on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 9:37 PM

There was a model on E-Bay in color painted black with white lettering, based on the era I would think black would be the color of any engine.

 

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Posted by maxman on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 11:37 PM
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Posted by BEAUSABRE on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 7:15 AM

We truly live in a golden age, when even the most obscure is available. I never thought to see that type Alco modeled. I want one (to go along with my repowered Hustler boxcab)

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Posted by wrench567 on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 9:14 AM

  Like Henry Ford said of the old tin Lizzy. "You can have any color as long as it was black." I have read somewhere that builders would paint locomotives grey and hang a white canvas behind it for the official photo. Then it was back to the paint booth for the right color. At the time of this locomotive, steam was still the main power. I would surmise that black would have been the color. ALCO would have thousands of gallons of it already.

  Pete.

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, July 29, 2022 8:04 PM

I just found an article in Diesel Era magazine on Lehigh Valley diesels and it stated that the early LV diesels were painted black with silver lettering.

 

Rick Jesionowski 

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