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Date: 05/27/19 01:06
Orange and Shiny!
Author: ghCBNS

When you get the opportunity for a shot of a clean unit on Genesee and Wyoming’s Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway...you take it!

Port Hawkesbury NS, May 25, 2019






Date: 05/27/19 05:48
Re: Orange and Shiny!
Author: moonliter

Yes clean units are always nicer in my estimation.  G&W generally keep their units looking good once they have been painted orange.  Hopefully, no one adds a lower case "gh" to the CBNS...the railway would have to look too far for a prime suspect!

Gerry Gaugl
Ottawa ON



Date: 05/27/19 06:45
Re: Orange and Shiny!
Author: thehighwayman

I am not trying to start a flame war or anything like that, but I think the G&W paint scheme is very close to ugly.
This is not a criticism of G&W ... my goodness, they have proved they know how to run railways!
But that hideous orange is awful. And no, I am not a fan of the BNSF paint schemes either, except for the Grinstein cream & green.

 

Will MacKenzie
Dundas, ON



Date: 05/27/19 07:45
Re: Orange and Shiny!
Author: CPR_4000

thehighwayman Wrote:
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> I am not trying to start a flame war or anything
> like that, but I think the G&W paint scheme is
> very close to ugly.

Be glad it's not dip black like Gulf & Ohio. http://www.gulfandohio.com/kxhr



Date: 05/27/19 08:49
Re: Orange and Shiny!
Author: exhaustED

thehighwayman Wrote:
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> I am not trying to start a flame war or anything
> like that, but I think the G&W paint scheme is
> very close to ugly.
> This is not a criticism of G&W ... my goodness,
> they have proved they know how to run railways!
> But that hideous orange is awful. And no, I am not
> a fan of the BNSF paint schemes either, except for
> the Grinstein cream & green.
>

Beauty is in the eye... I think it's about the classiest colour scheme out there.



Date: 05/27/19 13:28
Re: Orange and Shiny!
Author: Jimmies

I agree with (today's)comment by the highwayman.  For me though, I think it's the yellow combined with the orange that makes the G&W schemes so, well, unattractive. If that yellow was black instead, it would look much better.

Jim



Date: 05/27/19 13:35
Re: Orange and Shiny!
Author: PHall

Jimmies Wrote:
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> I agree with (today's)comment by the highwayman. 
> For me though, I think it's the yellow combined
> with the orange that makes the G&W schemes so,
> well, unattractive. If that yellow was black
> instead, it would look much better.
>
> Jim

Grade crossing visability was the main point of this scheme.



Date: 05/27/19 19:53
Re: Orange and Shiny!
Author: Jimmies

PHall Wrote:
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> Jimmies Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I agree with (today's)comment by the
> highwayman. 
> > For me though, I think it's the yellow combined
> > with the orange that makes the G&W schemes so,
> > well, unattractive. If that yellow was black
> > instead, it would look much better.
> >
> > Jim
>
> Grade crossing visability was the main point of
> this scheme.

Well of course it is, but it's still an unfortunate clash of colours.



Date: 05/28/19 16:05
Re: Orange and Shiny!
Author: feclark

Nice catch, and I always liked the "tunnel motor" look of the GP15.
Fred



Date: 05/28/19 22:42
Re: Orange and Shiny!
Author: exhaustED

Jimmies Wrote:
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> PHall Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Jimmies Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > I agree with (today's)comment by the
> > highwayman. 
> > > For me though, I think it's the yellow
> combined
> > > with the orange that makes the G&W schemes
> so,
> > > well, unattractive. If that yellow was black
> > > instead, it would look much better.
> > >
> > > Jim
> >
> > Grade crossing visability was the main point of
> > this scheme.
>
> Well of course it is, but it's still an
> unfortunate clash of colours.

That's only your opinion.



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