by Steve F45
Looking for some help. How many different paint schemes were there for the passenger diesels? From the baby faces to the GP's and everything in between. Trying to decide what scheme to do for a model.
GSC wrote:I remember the dark green with yellow side strips and V stripes on the ends, dark green without the nose stripes, "Red Baron" on a couple GP7s and RS3s, and the blue and gold B&O color scheme on the GP40s. Passenger cars had been dark green, and later dark blue with gold letter boards (almost a Blue Comet re-creation).The Babyfaces were originally tangerine (upper half) and blue below. Later they were painted in the green with two gold stripes scheme. I don't recall ever seeing the first scheme other than on the repainted F3s acquired for the NJ historical collection from Maine, which was very interesting to me, as it let me see what I had missed.
The Babyfaces had been something other than green as well, but I don't really remember what the scheme was. Somebody out there older than me might know.
CAR_FLOATER wrote:Pick up either the 3-issue ARHS article on CNJ diesel paint schemes, or Gerard E. Burnett's out of print Jersey Central Diesels. These will give you pretty much the down-low on every scheme with dates.Thanks, i'll see if I can pick it up thru the library.
GSC wrote:Some Trainmasters were painted just plain green, with no stripes.I think they were originally painted with the stripes and later they were repainted solid, probably as a cost saving measure. Not certain, though.
The Babyfaces were originally tangerine (upper half) and blue below.For the double enders, the first three were delivered as described with a red stripe between the Tangerine and Blue. The second order of three did not have the red stripe and had the roof painted balck (as the units made their roofs on the first three black in no time from the exhaust).