GP60's did show up in the Red Warbob=nnet scheme, but I'm not sure anything earliery than that did. The Red/silver scheme was only for passenger trains until it was revived for use in "high speed" freight service in the 1990's.
It is really pretty though. ;-)
Allan Miller <almiller@...
Tim: My own preference would be for the AT&SF blue and yellow paint
scheme rather than the red/silver warbonnet scheme, primarily because
the GEEPs would have primarily been used as freight locomotives, and
not in passenger service. There are exceptions to just about
everything, of course, and I suppose that at some point Santa Fe did
paint a GEEP or two in the warbonnet scheme, and at some point they
might have used GEEPs to haul passenger trains. Nevertheless, my
guess is the blue/yellow freight scheme would have been far more common.
I'm sure that dedicated Santa Fe modelers can tell us for certain.
All I know is that I'll definitely pass on any UP paint scheme, no
matter how much I like the locomotive itself (and I do like it and had
planned to buy several more in addition to the one Pennsy unit I
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> At what point in this century might we see the Red/Silver Warbonnet
> paint scheme on your beautiful GP35? After all it is the most
> recognized paint scheme ever created for any railroad locomotive.
> Thank you!
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