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Date: 03/06/12 10:57
SOO's x-DSS&A Baldwins in 'salad' scheme
Author: valmont

'salad' scheme? At least that's what someone told me long ago that they used to call this paint scheme, anyone else ever heard it called that?

1. DRS6-6-1500 #387 @ Superior, WI on Sept.. 22, 1963 by Bruce Black

2. AS616 #394 @ Minneapolis, MN on Nov. 2, 1963 by Bruce Black

3. DT6-6-2000 #399 @ Marquette, MI on July 10, 1966 by Karl Henkels



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Date: 03/06/12 11:19
Re: SOO's x-DSS&A Baldwins in 'salad' scheme
Author: refarkas

Excellent! I'll take another helping of the "salad sceme" if available. Please.
Bob



Date: 03/06/12 11:48
Re: SOO's x-DSS&A Baldwins in 'salad' scheme
Author: valmont

refarkas Wrote:
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> Excellent! I'll take another helping of the "salad
> sceme" if available. Please.
> Bob


OK, here's 2 more

1. #388, 390 @ Brule, WI on Aug. 25, 1963 by Bruce Black

2. # 386 no date or location, by Owen Leander






Date: 03/06/12 12:03
Re: SOO's x-DSS&A Baldwins in 'salad' scheme
Author: 86235

Thanks, I've just finished reading a history of the DSSA, great to see colour pictures of their Baldwins.



Date: 03/06/12 12:36
Re: SOO's x-DSS&A Baldwins in 'salad' scheme
Author: rschonfelder

What's that critter on the bottom of the last photo?

Rick



Date: 03/06/12 12:57
Re: SOO's x-DSS&A Baldwins in 'salad' scheme
Author: valmont

rschonfelder Wrote:
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> What's that critter on the bottom of the last
> photo?
>
> Rick


Rick: good question ... but I have no idea, it's on the original that I scanned, just a black mark .... but if this were a shot of a U-boat I'd say it was an oil slick

I didn't try to photo shop it out



Date: 03/06/12 17:45
Re: SOO's x-DSS&A Baldwins in 'salad' scheme
Author: john1082

OK, for those of us on the left coast, is this a Soo Line scheme or DSS&A?

John Gezelius
Tustin, CA



Date: 03/06/12 18:12
'fruit salad' scheme
Author: fbe

As in a mix of banana, grape and strawberries. Nice on a hot summer day I am sure.

I guess if you insist on vegetables it could be lettuce, radish and sweet garden peppers, maybe spicier peppercini.

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Date: 03/06/12 18:20
Re: SOO's x-DSS&A Baldwins in 'salad' scheme
Author: valmont

john1082 Wrote:
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> OK, for those of us on the left coast, is this a
> Soo Line scheme or DSS&A?


DSS&A



Date: 03/06/12 18:26
Re: SOO's x-DSS&A Baldwins in 'salad' scheme
Author: icancmp193

john1082 Wrote:
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> OK, for those of us on the left coast, is this a
> Soo Line scheme or DSS&A?

This is the original DSS&A scheme, but the photos were taken in 1963, 2 years after the merger with the Soo Line, so the DSS&A lettering had been replace with "Soo Line". As time went by, at least one centercab made it into the Light Gray/Red Soo Line scheme and one centercab got the economy Soo maroon dip scheme. It was known jokingly as the "Chocolate Soldier" (main character in a George Bernard Shaw 1894 book and later 1908 Straus operetta).

There are excellent photos in the Morning Sun "Soo Line in Color" book and probably elsewhere.

Tom Y



Date: 03/06/12 20:00
Re: SOO's x-DSS&A Baldwins in 'salad' scheme
Author: DNRY122

A more widespread "salad" color scheme was the National City Lines "fruit salad" paint job, applied mostly to buses, but also used on Key System and LA Transit Lines electric cars.
(and for our sound track, "The Fruit Song" by Martin Mull)






Date: 03/08/12 19:29
Re: SOO's x-DSS&A Baldwins in 'salad' scheme
Author: Gonut1

Martin Mull died when he was skewered by a pink aluminum Christmas tree. So who remembers that off topic subject?
Gonut (Rocks for Brains if I remember correctly)



Date: 03/17/14 16:40
Re: SOO's x-DSS&A Baldwins in 'salad' scheme
Author: chakk

icancmp193 Wrote:
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> john1082 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > OK, for those of us on the left coast, is this
> a
> > Soo Line scheme or DSS&A?
>
> This is the original DSS&A scheme, but the photos
> were taken in 1963, 2 years after the merger with
> the Soo Line, so the DSS&A lettering had been
> replace with "Soo Line". As time went by, at least
> one centercab made it into the Light Gray/Red Soo
> Line scheme and one centercab got the economy Soo
> maroon dip scheme. It was known jokingly as the
> "Chocolate Soldier" (main character in a George
> Bernard Shaw 1894 book and later 1908 Straus
> operetta).
>
> There are excellent photos in the Morning Sun "Soo
> Line in Color" book and probably elsewhere.
>
> Tom Y

Here are a couple of my photos of both of the Soo Line schemes, taken in 1968 with a Kodak box camera on the ramp leading to the Marquette, MI ore dock (faintly visible in the background).

Thanks to T.O. member bandob for scanning these old slides of mine.






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