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Date: 06/25/20 17:16
Any photos on GS-4's in the Semi Daylight Scheme?
Author: KremeStation

is there any photos of those 4-8-4s in the partial daylight livery?



Date: 06/25/20 17:30
Re: Any photos on GS-4's in the Semi Daylight Scheme?
Author: HotWater

KremeStation Wrote:
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> is there any photos of those 4-8-4s in the partial
> daylight livery?

Do you have a copy of Robert J. Church's book "Southern Pacific Daylight Steam Locomotives"? There are indeed lots of photos out there.



Date: 06/25/20 17:40
Re: Any photos on GS-4's in the Semi Daylight Scheme?
Author: E25

Here's a model of one...

https://www.pbase.com/image/67719320

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 06/25/20 17:51
Re: Any photos on GS-4's in the Semi Daylight Scheme?
Author: HotWater

E25 Wrote:
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> Here's a model of one...
>
> https://www.pbase.com/image/67719320

Just my opinion but, I do not believe that styling is correct. The SP generally painted them all black, still with the skirts on (there is a photo of #4449 in all black with skirts as the second engine of a doubleheader, in a Guy Dunscomb book), then back to red, orange & black, then removed the skirts and painted them all black again. I have not seen any prototype photos of a GS class locomotive with a daylight painted tender & cab, but a black skirt-less engine.



Date: 06/25/20 18:11
Re: Any photos on GS-4's in the Semi Daylight Scheme?
Author: KremeStation

here is the photo of 4444 wearing it, it just wasn't common. - Brenden Miller




Date: 06/25/20 18:37
Re: Any photos on GS-4's in the Semi Daylight Scheme?
Author: PHall

HotWater Wrote:
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> E25 Wrote:
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> -----
> > Here's a model of one...
> >
> > https://www.pbase.com/image/67719320
>
> Just my opinion but, I do not believe that styling
> is correct. The SP generally painted them all
> black, still with the skirts on (there is a photo
> of #4449 in all black with skirts as the second
> engine of a doubleheader, in a Guy Dunscomb book),
> then back to red, orange & black, then removed the
> skirts and painted them all black again. I have
> not seen any prototype photos of a GS class
> locomotive with a daylight painted tender & cab,
> but a black skirt-less engine.

There was about a half dozen variations in the half dressed Daylight scheme. Seemed to depend on when it was painted, i.e during the war, after the war, in the 50's, and where it was painted.



Date: 06/25/20 19:20
Re: Any photos on GS-4's in the Semi Daylight Scheme?
Author: MojaveBill

AMEN!!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 06/25/20 20:14
Re: Any photos on GS-4's in the Semi Daylight Scheme?
Author: agentatascadero

My theory is that SP removed GS streamlining when they could, certainly not just at shoppings.  Living on the SP Coast line, I saw many variations of the disappearing GS streamlining process.  It made me think that at leaast some of the removal was done between runs.......is that possible.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 06/25/20 20:25
Re: Any photos on GS-4's in the Semi Daylight Scheme?
Author: KremeStation

I don't know, maybe because I'm seeing 1950 - 1952 of this livery then into the Black livery.



Date: 06/25/20 23:02
Re: Any photos on GS-4's in the Semi Daylight Scheme?
Author: Evan_Werkema

Some more photos of 4444 in April 1950 without skirts but with Daylight paint are in this old thread:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,3714414



Date: 06/25/20 23:24
Re: Any photos on GS-4's in the Semi Daylight Scheme?
Author: dmaffei




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