"Official" Paint scheme names

YoHo Apr 28, 2010

  1. Triplex

    Triplex TrainBoard Member

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    I thought there were more than that - first two (?) yellowbonnets, then nine (?) bluebonnets, then back to painting yellowbonnets.

    "Cigar band" - now I do remember that term for the F-units, but since the same logo appears on Warbonnet and post-1972 freight units, it's not a very distinctive term.
     
  2. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    Now see, I like the Kodachrome...
    In small doses. I think it would be visually taxing to see them in solid consists all the time.



    But then, I'd say a faded H2 pumpkin is a 100 times worse than the worst Kodachrome. So there you go.



    Also, Cigar is pre-72 covered wagon freight yes? Solid blue with a yellow stripe along the top, Cigar band and yellow lettering?
    It's what the Cat Whisker scheme turned into. Yes?

    I guess I rarely use that term. Usually I say Freight F.
     
  3. cajon

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    Triplex said:
    " "Cigar band" - now I do remember that term for the F-units, but since the same logo appears on Warbonnet and post-1972 freight units, it's not a very distinctive term. "

    The use of the term "cigar band" for the later F units was used to distinguish them from the earlier "cat whisker" Fs. Since the same cigar band design was used on the later B/Y Warbonnets it was only natural to call them samr thing. To add evem more confusion, the F45 pin stripes got the cigar band & no yellow ends.
     
  4. jamcool

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    In the 90s, the Yellowbonnets and Super Fleets were referred to by some crews as "blondes" and "brunettes" respectively!
     
  5. cajon

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    Where was this done? Never heard that in SoCal.
     

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