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Zephyr Paint Schemes?

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Zephyr Paint Schemes?
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 28, 2003 10:06 AM
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if the shovelnose-led Zephyrs were ever painted, or were they always stainless steel?

Any help'd be much appreciated.

-Stefan-
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 28, 2003 2:33 PM
To my knowledge, they have always remained stainless steel. The surviving examples still around are still wearing their natural metal finish with no signs of evr having worn any paint except for the "Burlington Rout" logo.
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Posted by CBQ_Guy on Friday, November 28, 2003 10:13 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by sastrei

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if the shovelnose-led Zephyrs were ever painted?

-Stefan-


Nope.

Originally posted by Grayhound Challenger

To my knowledge, they have always remained stainless steel. The surviving examples still around are still wearing their natural metal finish with no signs of evr having worn any paint except for the "Burlington Route" logo.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 29, 2003 10:49 AM
The Burlington always purchased their own equipment from the Budd Comapny and wore natural Stainless Steel. The Burlington did purchase equipment from Pullman Standard, however, these cars ran in the Empire Builder and North Coast Limited. The only Budd cars that were owned by the Burlington and were painted were a dome coach and dome lounge Glacier view and were painted in the GN's Empire Builder scheme.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 30, 2003 11:55 AM
Alrighty. Thanks for the info guys.

-Stefan-

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