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Date: 01/12/20 07:28
Indiana Harbor Belt's New Paint Scheme
Author: Ohiorailfan

Here a few shots of a couple IHB SW1500's at Blue Island and East Chicago sporting the "new" paint scheme. The scheme is a throwback scheme and were repainted at MEI in East St. Louis. So far 4 are in service on the IHB with more to come.








Date: 01/12/20 07:29
Re: Indiana Harbor Belt's New Paint Scheme
Author: Ohiorailfan

1505 was put into service a day or two prior to these photos






Date: 01/12/20 09:02
Re: Indiana Harbor Belt's New Paint Scheme
Author: krm152

Thanks for the photos.  That new scheme is really sharp; definitely like it.
ALLEN



Date: 01/12/20 09:30
Re: Indiana Harbor Belt's New Paint Scheme
Author: dtoeppen

Seems like something from the Lionel design department...beautiful.



Date: 01/12/20 09:33
Re: Indiana Harbor Belt's New Paint Scheme
Author: Lackawanna484

Like it!

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Date: 01/12/20 10:23
Re: Indiana Harbor Belt's New Paint Scheme
Author: perklocal

That's Sharp !



Date: 01/12/20 12:27
Re: Indiana Harbor Belt's New Paint Scheme
Author: RuleG

Very nice scheme!  Thank you for sharing your photos.



Date: 01/12/20 17:26
Re: Indiana Harbor Belt's New Paint Scheme
Author: TomPlatten

They seem to be rather busy! Those locomotives are getting a workout!



Date: 01/13/20 20:10
Re: Indiana Harbor Belt's New Paint Scheme
Author: calumet

Here's some background on these units.  The paint scheme is almost exactly identical to IHB's very first scheme going back to 1948.  The colot is Brunswick Green, not black though it certainly looks like it in most lighting contexts.  As noted earlier, four are now in operation and two more will--or have been--sent to St.Louis.  It looks like all but four of the SW1500s will eventuallly receive the new paint, as well as a rebuild and Flexicoil trucks.  The other four have been converted to dual fuel units (diesel + compressed natural gas) and look quite different.  They have also been reclassified from SW1500 to RP15BDF.

For a look at the original paint scheme, go here and scroll down to the second photo:

http://ihbarchive.com

Here's a shot of one of the dual fuel units:

 




Date: 01/14/20 14:26
Re: Indiana Harbor Belt's New Paint Scheme
Author: Seventyfive

Looking forward to seeing photos of the SW's in the new paint running in back to back pairs.
Thanks for the excellent photos.  Always great to see the IHB on TO.



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