Moderator: Luther Brefo
BR&P wrote:LOL, what a bunch of wadded panties over a "u" or an "m". Scot has it right - there is no "official" power with authority to mandate a "proper" term. Railfans can call them whatever they want, but if a given railroad calls it one or the other, that's about as "official" as you can get for that particular railroad. I somehow doubt that a railfan letter to a railroad taking them to task for the "improper" use of a suffix would be met with anything more than a chuckle and derision.yep, I think it has been pretty well established that RS3u has never actually existed (on the D&H)..
And since "heritage" units and historical paint schemes seem to be in vogue, you can start lobbying LA&L now to paint #14 into BCK, CR or ONCT lettering.
Benjamin Maggi wrote:Is the 506 still in the D&H Bicentennial scheme of red/white/blue on the LA&L? I never got around to driving to the Tioga Central to take pictures of it, but since I will be in Rochester now and then it might occur at that time.The last time I saw it in the shop (about a month ago) it was still in the bicentennial paint. A friend who works for the railroad indicated that it would be sent out soon for repaint into the corporate scheme. Most of the work that had to be done on it focused on the cooling system, most importantly the radiator. It was out for quite some time at a rebuilder. My understanding is that it is back together and moving under it's own power. Still do not know what road number it will receive. If they use the past practice of numbering based on model number, I would guess it would be #3. I suggested that they do a heritage scheme to my friend and even showed him my bicentennial model.