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What was the significance of the insignia or marking shown on the front of some of these early New Haven electrics? Was this added for safety reasons? What color was it and how long was it used? I’ve seen a photo dated 1914 with the marking on an EF-1.
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That was a version of the New York, New Haven & Hartford RR herald that was used for a time in the early 20th century. I would guess that it was yellow like the lettering on NH engines of the period, but someone else probably knows for sure.