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Date: 09/18/23 13:56
Reading and Northern 40th Anniversary Unit (Blue)
Author: birdman

The Reading and Northern has painted a second locomotive in an anniversary paint scheme.  The 1983 is the former R+N 3062.  It is painted blue in homage to the color applied to some of the first R+N locomotives forty years ago.  It is shown here at Port Clinton, PA on Sept. 18.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/18/23 16:57 by birdman.








Date: 09/18/23 15:55
Re: Reading and Northern 40th Anniversary Unit (Blue)
Author: raytc1944

This is becoming my favorite railroad.



Date: 09/18/23 17:00
Re: Reading and Northern 40th Anniversary Unit (Blue)
Author: WM_1109

raytc1944 Wrote:
> This is becoming my favorite railroad.

Becoming?  What's taken you so long?
These photos just prove that Andy Muller knows what he's doing (unlike a certain Class I) even when it comes to painting a heritage unit .
/Ted



Date: 09/18/23 17:42
Re: Reading and Northern 40th Anniversary Unit (Blue)
Author: Tominde

Any chance some CF7s are still around?



Date: 09/18/23 18:08
Re: Reading and Northern 40th Anniversary Unit (Blue)
Author: birdman

Tominde Wrote:
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> Any chance some CF7s are still around?
No. They were sold years ago. 



Date: 09/18/23 18:44
Re: Reading and Northern 40th Anniversary Unit (Blue)
Author: WM_1109

Tominde Wrote:
> Any chance some CF7s are still around?

Yes. Just not on the Reading & Northern.
/Ted

 



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Date: 09/18/23 19:04
Re: Reading and Northern 40th Anniversary Unit (Blue)
Author: WM_1109

Was the paint dry?
I understand this only made it out of the West Cressona shop 2 or 3 days ago.

Very timely post, birdman. Thanks for sharing the photos.
/Ted
 



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Date: 09/19/23 05:47
Re: Reading and Northern 40th Anniversary Unit (Blue)
Author: jmbreitigan

Very nice series birdman. Glad you able to get some photos of the Blue painted HU.
John



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Date: 09/19/23 18:20
Re: Reading and Northern 40th Anniversary Unit (Blue)
Author: dschlegel

Talk about a throwback paint job! I remember when the BM&R was just starting up. We went to Temple station and the two CF7’s showed up in this paint scheme. As they were pulling in the conductor was on the steps of the lead unit when one of the grab irons let loose. The poor guy fell off but kept on his feet while saying some choice words.

On a side note, I seem to remember back then that they had an EMD shifter in this paint also. Does anyone have any photos?

Dan

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