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Date: 12/05/12 06:35
have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: valmont

1. This one may not get many votes .... American Bulk Loading Baldwin, LA area on July 7, 1982 by Alan Miler. What was the 'inspiration' for this paint scheme?

So how about this one:

pic 2. L&BC #9 @ Paris, KY on Nov. 11, 1981 by Darrel Land






Date: 12/05/12 06:55
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: santafe199

valmont Wrote:

> 1. This one may not get many votes ....

Democratic use of primary colors???

;^)



Date: 12/05/12 07:39
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: dharris

Inspiration- bad dose of LSD?

dharris



Date: 12/05/12 07:52
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: px320

Sierra railroad, Jamestown, CA 1977




Date: 12/05/12 08:02
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: 3rdswitch

Top no clue, leftover paint? Here is another Baldwin in the same area in '76, much better under Koppel Bulk.
JB



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Date: 12/05/12 08:03
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: LarryDoyle

Milwaukee at South Minneapolis, 1961.

-LD




Date: 12/05/12 08:18
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: mopacrr

Of course I am biased , but the Santa Fe zebra stripe scheme looked good all the Santa Fe 's Baldwins.



Date: 12/05/12 09:00
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: TonyJ

Our chapter's Baldwin ain't too bad. It sure stood out in the woods.



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Date: 12/05/12 09:02
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: valmont

mopacrr Wrote:
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> Of course I am biased , but the Santa Fe zebra
> stripe scheme looked good all the Santa Fe 's
> Baldwins.


like this one: Alan Miller shot, Argentine, KS 7/22/64




Date: 12/05/12 09:05
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: fehorse1

Are you saying it took inspiration to paint #1 photo??? My of my favorite Baldwin schemes was Amador Central. If I knew how to post a photo on here, I would - my new scanner, printer is too sophisticated for me!



Date: 12/05/12 09:54
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: valmont

fehorse1 Wrote:
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> Are you saying it took inspiration to paint #1
> photo??? My of my favorite Baldwin schemes was
> Amador Central. If I knew how to post a photo on
> here, I would - my new scanner, printer is too
> sophisticated for me!


the inspiration comment was not intended to be serious, as I thought the 'paint scheme' on the American Bulk Loading unit didn't even merit the term 'paint scheme', anyway is this the Amador Central paint scheme you are referring to?

my shot, April 11, 1973



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Date: 12/05/12 10:05
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: fehorse1

The one I was referring to was solid blue. That must have been an earlier color scheme that I hadn't seen...not too bad though.



Date: 12/05/12 10:05
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: masterphots

Here's AC No 9 at SP Los Angeles Taylor Yard, Jan 1966. x-Sharon Steel No. 1




Date: 12/05/12 10:07
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: masterphots

And the winner is.....SP 1548 at Los Angeles Taylor Yard, 12/15/60. And yes, I'm 1000% biased towards Espee!



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Date: 12/05/12 10:17
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: valmont

fehorse1 Wrote:
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> The one I was referring to was solid blue. That
> must have been an earlier color scheme that I
> hadn't seen...not too bad though.


is this the one? Jim Claflin shot Aug. 16, 1979 @ Martell, CA

and here's #9 in that blue scheme, also by Jim Claflin @ Martell but on July 25, 1979



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Date: 12/05/12 10:25
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: NebraskaZephyr

The "inspiration" for the bilious purple shade on LS&BC #9 was the railroad's owner and, in later years its only real customer, Carus Chemical Co. in LaSalle, IL. Carus' main product is potassium permanganate (KMnO4), which is used in water treatment among other things. The stuff is this same shade of purple.

It's sister, S8 #8, avoided this embarassment and spent its entire career in a more tasteful black-and-white version of the scheme: LS&BC 8, LaSalle IL, December 1971, photographer unknown.

While #9 was purchased secondhand from the U.S. Navy, #8 was purchased new from Baldwin in 1951 and was reportedly the only S8 built with a cast frame.

NZ




Date: 12/05/12 10:31
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: FT

I rank Oregon & Northwestern's fleet as one of the best. Road train just south of Senica, OR 9/70 First two cars are Pennsy, a long way from home.

Keith A




Date: 12/05/12 10:45
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: TipsyMcStagger

Is it just me, or is the pink monstroso in photo #2 on the ground?



Date: 12/05/12 10:53
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: SLOCONDR

masterphots Wrote:
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> And the winner is.....SP 1548 at Los Angeles
> Taylor Yard, 12/15/60. Any yes, I'm 1000%
> biased towards Espee!


Yes sir, that surly is a winner! But then again, I am just a little partial.


V

SLOCONDR



Date: 12/05/12 10:57
Re: have a favorite Baldwin switcher paint scheme?
Author: miralomarail

I sure liked this Baldwin on the Sierra RR in April 2005




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