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Date: 11/17/22 15:25
A Preference For Red
Author: MacBeau

This nearly matched trio of SD70Ms shown descending Cajon Pass around Sullivan's Curve back in January 2010 illustrates nicely the now vanished red frame stripe. The two behind strike this photographer as lacking the same je ne sais quoi, but as Mark Twain noted, "It is difference of opinion that makes horse-races."
Be of good cheer,
—Mac
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Date: 11/17/22 15:30
Re: A Preference For Red
Author: Ritzville

Excellent UP shot, nice color.

Larry



Date: 11/17/22 15:42
Re: A Preference For Red
Author: santafe199

Great editing work! I expect I'll be sipping coffee to this one early in the morning... ;^)

Lance



Date: 11/17/22 15:58
Re: A Preference For Red
Author: SCKP187

Neat shot. A set of power like this is very impressive to see. I really miss the red stripe that always seemed to help balance color
Brian Stevens

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Date: 11/17/22 16:13
Re: A Preference For Red
Author: wabash2800

Did the red reflect light in the dark?

Victor B.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/30/22 00:54 by wabash2800.



Date: 11/17/22 16:31
Re: A Preference For Red
Author: MacBeau

Yes.
—Mac

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> Did the red relect light in the dark?
>
> Victor B.



Date: 11/17/22 17:34
Re: A Preference For Red
Author: dan

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Date: 11/17/22 18:16
Re: A Preference For Red
Author: ironmtn

Terrific shot, Mac. Thanks for posting it.

MC



Date: 11/17/22 19:33
Re: A Preference For Red
Author: PHall

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> Did the red relect light in the dark?
>
> Victor B.

It's scotchlite reflective striping, reflects very well, just not as well as the FRA specified yellow or white.



Date: 11/17/22 22:01
Re: A Preference For Red
Author: SCUfoamer

This is really nice. I have shot Sullivans Curve a handful of times and find it more challenging to shoot than one would think. I agree, the Red is nice and matching 70Ms in better days don't hurt. 



Date: 11/18/22 05:47
Re: A Preference For Red
Author: NYSWSD70M

PHall Wrote:
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> wabash2800 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Did the red relect light in the dark?
> >
> > Victor B.
>
> It's scotchlite reflective striping, reflects very
> well, just not as well as the FRA specified yellow
> or white.

Then why do they use red on truck trailers (of course with alternating white)?

Posted from Android



Date: 11/18/22 06:13
Re: A Preference For Red
Author: rrpreservation

Thanks everyone for posting!!!



Date: 11/18/22 09:49
Re: A Preference For Red
Author: PHall

NYSWSD70M Wrote:
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> PHall Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > wabash2800 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Did the red relect light in the dark?
> > >
> > > Victor B.
> >
> > It's scotchlite reflective striping, reflects
> very
> > well, just not as well as the FRA specified
> yellow
> > or white.
>
> Then why do they use red on truck trailers (of
> course with alternating white)?
>
> Posted from Android

You need to ask the FRA about that. Of course trucks are regulated by DOT which is a different agency.



Date: 11/18/22 18:10
Re: A Preference For Red
Author: dan

white and yellow reflect are the brightest a study said, red was real close to other two



Date: 11/18/22 18:47
Re: A Preference For Red
Author: ns1000

Great pic!!



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