In another thread (BNSF'S LATEST PAINT SCHEME), GOLDEN ARM
Anyone have any thoughts, on the "latest" version of the swoosh paint? Have started to see the newest paints arriving, on rebuilds, same style as the swoosh, but a substitution of black, for green. Looks like a winner, and these weird GP-25's are showing up, with the new paint, applied. Weird, in it seems to be a GP-35 frame, and upper roof, with a GP-50/60 central air blower duct, on the firemans side, and various portions of the carbody, seem to be either GP-40, GP-50 and some places GP-35. The things are rated for 2500 HP, on the Blue Card. Will post a pic, in next couple of days. (keep coming into my yard, at night, waiting for a daylight shot)They are running with GP-35's and 39's, in short turn-around service, out here, on the west coast. They do look a hell of a lot better, than the green used on the other locos.
(Note: I have cut and pasted GOLDEN ARM's commentary from the other thread to here... I even restored the "very happy" emoticon at the end too!)
I've received a little flack for locking that thread, but it is a variation on the "swoosh" and hense, belongs with the rest of our discussion here. You may choose to disagree with me on this point, but...
ALL DISCUSSION ABOUT PAINT SCHEMES OR VARIATIONS THEROF WILL BE DISCUSSED HERE. ALL OTHER THREADS WILL BE LOCKED AND DELETED.
I don't want this forum flooded with umpteen thousand threads about the same (more or less) paint scheme (which is why I started this thread and posted the forum rule on redundant threads). If you wish to debate this subject with me, feel free to PM me and we'll talk about it.
Now back to your regularly scheduled discussion.