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Date: 02/22/21 11:40
Blue Monday, CR . . .
Author: 3rdswitch

.   .   .   during a summer '98 visit, an eastbound CR train was approaching Porter, IN.
JB




Date: 02/22/21 11:53
Re: Blue Monday, CR . . .
Author: SP8595

Very Nice! Any idea what the lettering next to the herald on the second engine is?



Date: 02/22/21 12:54
Re: Blue Monday, CR . . .
Author: 3rdswitch

Negative.
JB



Date: 02/22/21 17:27
Re: Blue Monday, CR . . .
Author: Steinzeit2

Isn't there some sort of 'box' or tank sitting on the walkway of that second unit ?  The sign probably pertains to that.  Some sort of test / measurement stuff, or a trial installation or something ?

SZ



Date: 02/22/21 20:47
Re: Blue Monday, CR . . .
Author: ALCO630

Steinzeit2 Wrote:
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> Isn't there some sort of 'box' or tank sitting on
> the walkway of that second unit ?  The sign
> probably pertains to that.  Some sort of test /
> measurement stuff, or a trial installation or
> something ?
>
> SZ

That’s where the cab signal box was on the GE’s.

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Doug Wetherhold
Macungie, PA



Date: 02/23/21 08:00
Re: Blue Monday, CR . . .
Author: Steinzeit2

No, not the cab sigs box;  I was thinking there was a much larger 'box' underneath that special lettering referred to in the second post -- but after enlarging the screen photo 200+ %, I think I was wrong on that;  it must have just been the coincidental angles of railing / hood door edges, etc that made me think that.  Yet that additional white lettering does not appear to be on the hood, unless it's stenciled very crookedly -- could that happen on a railroad ??!

SZ



Date: 02/23/21 08:33
Re: Blue Monday, CR . . .
Author: RGDave

It was an ad-hoc stencil applied to CR 5025 after the split up was announced, reportedly first appearing in 1997:

https://www.cmrproducts.com/store/N-Scale-Conrail-Paint-Out-Decal-Set-p64180529

~RGDave



Date: 02/23/21 10:15
Re: Blue Monday, CR . . .
Author: sandpoint1979




Date: 02/24/21 18:36
Re: Blue Monday, CR . . .
Author: Steinzeit2

Thank you both.

SZ



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