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Re: BN Hockeystick GP40

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  • drno990
    The CB&Q was the only RR to have hockey stick engines prior to the merger. GP40 #629 was the only CB&Q engine repainted into the hockey stick scheme (it was
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 5, 2009
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      The CB&Q was the only RR to have hockey stick engines prior to the
      merger. GP40 #629 was the only CB&Q engine repainted into the hockey
      stick scheme (it was delivered in Chinese Red and was painted green
      in 1968 at the West Burlington shops). The SD45s and U23Cs arrived in
      1969.

      Michael.k.Spoor@...



      --- In BNlist@yahoogroups.com, William Barber <clipperw@...> wrote:
      >
      > CB&Q painted #629 with the test paint scheme prior to merger,
      about
      > 1969. There are photos of in in several publications taken before
      > merger day. I don't think any other units were painted by any of
      the
      > pre merger RRs. IIRC, I think it may have been used to for a
      review
      > by the Board of Directors before the SD45s and U23Cs were delivered.
      >
      > Bill Barber
      > On Feb 5, 2009, at 12:23 AM, lyon_wonder wrote:
      >
      > > On a website I found a picture of what looks like a GP40 in BN
      green
      > > with the passenger hockeystick. CB&Q had SD45s and U23Cs with this
      > > scheme just before the merger, but the first time I've seen a GP40
      > > with the hockeystick. This picture was taken in the St. Louis MO
      > > area, probably in the early 1970s. I fought all of CB&Q GP40s were
      > > delivered as redbirds.
      > >
      > > http://www.leclairerail.com/Additions-GF2/forsha-R2-E029.jpg
      > >
      > > http://www.leclairerail.com/Additions-GF2/forsha-R2-E030.jpg
      > >
      > > http://www.leclairerail.com/Gary-SD39.html
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
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