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Date: 11/25/19 15:18
R & N F units' scheme - tentative plans call for Tuscan red
Author: RuleG

According to the following Trains.com Newswire article, tentative plans are for Reading & Northern's new F units to be painted in a Tuscan red scheme:

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/11/23-reading--northern-buys-two-of-nss-fab-four-f-units



Date: 11/25/19 18:05
Re: R & N F units' scheme - tentative plans call for Tuscan red
Author: wabash2800

Shucks,  was hoping for a Reading inspired scheme much like the FP7s.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 11/25/19 19:19
Re: R & N F units' scheme - tentative plans call for Tuscan red
Author: BobE

Black/green makes the most sense.

BobE



Date: 11/25/19 19:50
Re: R & N F units' scheme - tentative plans call for Tuscan red
Author: krm152

The owners, folks who put up the cash, select the color scheme.
That is one of the priviledges that come with ownership.
As fans, let us support R&N plans for continued operation of #270 & #275.
ALLEN



Date: 11/26/19 02:02
Re: R & N F units' scheme - tentative plans call for Tuscan red
Author: JPB

Lehigh Valley Cornell Red with black stripes!



Date: 11/26/19 05:23
Re: R & N F units' scheme - tentative plans call for Tuscan red
Author: dcfbalcoS1

       I will also be glad that they are operating and cared for, irregardless of paint scheme. They 'own' them.
 



Date: 11/26/19 15:48
Re: R & N F units' scheme - tentative plans call for Tuscan red
Author: anthracite

When pondering the reason behind the choice of the ex-NS F-units' next coat of paint, what some commentators might not have fully considered is the heritage of the Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad. For approximately its first eight years of existence, it was only the tiny Blue Mountain and Reading Railroad and its extent was just 13 miles of a single segment of track, connecting Temple with South Hamburg.

That track was previously the mainline of the Schuylkill Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. It was PRR's ill-conceived project to parallel the Philadelphia & Reading RR's main line the entire way from Philadelphia to Pottsville. From 1983 through 1990, that short stub of an ex-Pennsy line was the economic foundation of the BM&R and the basis of its success in becoming today's vastly larger and well-established RBM&N.

In light of the above, I think it's relevant and entirely appropriate that this regional railroad's origin might soon be acknowledged in Tuscan Red paint on the ex-NS F-units. Remember the two Tuscan Red E-units which BM&R famously ran in passenger service on its line in the 1980s? To me, a present-day mobile display of Pennsy-inspired glory on that same tiny road's enlarged successor would be most welcome due to the history of the RBM&N itself.



Date: 11/26/19 16:18
Re: R & N F units' scheme - tentative plans call for Tuscan red
Author: wabash2800

I can respect that they can do anything they want and the color selection. I just hope it isn't anything awkward looking.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/26/19 18:26 by wabash2800.



Date: 11/26/19 16:53
Re: R & N F units' scheme - tentative plans call for Tuscan red
Author: seaboardc30-7

Doesn't the BM&R run over a good bit of the CNJ?



Date: 11/26/19 18:55
Re: R & N F units' scheme - tentative plans call for Tuscan red
Author: ALCO630

anthracite Wrote:
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> When pondering the reason behind the choice of the
> ex-NS F-units' next coat of paint, what some
> commentators might not have fully considered is
> the heritage of the Reading Blue Mountain and
> Northern Railroad. For approximately its first
> eight years of existence, it was only the tiny
> Blue Mountain and Reading Railroad and its extent
> was just 13 miles of a single segment of track,
> connecting Temple with South Hamburg.
>
> That track was previously the mainline of the
> Schuylkill Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
> It was PRR's ill-conceived project to parallel the
> Philadelphia & Reading RR's main line the entire
> way from Philadelphia to Pottsville. From 1983
> through 1990, that short stub of an ex-Pennsy line
> was the economic foundation of the BM&R and the
> basis of its success in becoming today's vastly
> larger and well-established RBM&N.
>
> In light of the above, I think it's relevant and
> entirely appropriate that this regional railroad's
> origin might soon be acknowledged in Tuscan Red
> paint on the ex-NS F-units. Remember the two
> Tuscan Red E-units which BM&R famously ran in
> passenger service on its line in the 1980s? To me,
> a present-day mobile display of Pennsy-inspired
> glory on that same tiny road's enlarged successor
> would be most welcome due to the history of the
> RBM&N itself.


The blue faded to purple like the CF-7's sounds good.🙄

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Doug Wetherhold
Macungie, PA



Date: 11/26/19 18:58
Re: R & N F units' scheme - tentative plans call for Tuscan red
Author: RuleG

The Reading & Northern is comprised of heritage lines from the Central Railroad of New Jersey, Lehigh Valley Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad and the Reading Company.


 



Date: 11/26/19 19:10
Re: R & N F units' scheme - tentative plans call for Tuscan red
Author: Lackawanna484

RuleG Wrote:
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> The Reading & Northern is comprised of heritage
> lines from the Central Railroad of New Jersey,
> Lehigh Valley Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad and
> the Reading Company.
>
>
>  

Yes.  And the Reading Blue Mountain & Northern  Railroad is hiring for several positions, including Assistant General Manager - Passenger Operations.  The Company also  accepts resumes for train service, MOW, signal department, and other areas.

https://www.rbmnrr.com/employment



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