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Date: 09/16/20 12:19
Randros 12: BN E8A #9975 ... like this scheme?
Author: valmont

Took this shot @ Denver on Aug. 28, 1971 .... I've posted most of their other E unit schemes ... I liked the simplicity of this one.




Date: 09/16/20 12:34
Re: Randros 12: BN E8A #9975 ... like this scheme?
Author: santafe199

I never saw one in person. But in all the pics I've seen I get the impression the brand-new BN was trying hard not to lose the heritage of the Q's stainless steel fleet of psgr cars. I do like the scheme, but it comes up way short when compared to a Warbonnet. Of course...

;^) 



Date: 09/16/20 13:23
Re: Randros 12: BN E8A #9975 ... like this scheme?
Author: PHall

That was BN's "lowest cost possible" paint scheme for ex-Burlington E Units.



Date: 09/16/20 14:04
Re: Randros 12: BN E8A #9975 ... like this scheme?
Author: refarkas

Good-looking paint scheme - Great photo.
Bob



Date: 09/16/20 20:06
Re: Randros 12: BN E8A #9975 ... like this scheme?
Author: ATSFSuperChief

AMEN, the Santa Fe Warbonnets always win in my opinion!

Don Allender



Date: 09/17/20 06:46
Re: Randros 12: BN E8A #9975 ... like this scheme?
Author: BigSkyBlue

The "silver ghost" scheme.  The best BN scheme for E units with stainless steel sides.  Green and stainless steel didn't go well together, IMHO.  Great shot and thanks for posting.  BSB 



Date: 09/17/20 10:47
Re: Randros 12: BN E8A #9975 ... like this scheme?
Author: ntharalson

This scheme, and a similar one that retained CB&Q striping on the nose, were the results of a couple of failed efforts to paint the stainless steel side panels of the ex-Q engines green.  Perhaps the best known all green engine, 9942, went to Amtrak but looked terrible!  This was probably the best compromise the BN could come up with.  Thanks for posting.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



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