ConstanceR46 wrote: ↑Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:44 am
in 1992 the LIRR still ran freight, used (de-motored for the pedants) alco FAs in daily service, and wasn't under strict orders from andrew "rivers "shivers"" cuomo to paint everything blue and gold.
cuomo's heart won't be melted because a pre-teen foamer wrote to him with "pretty pretty please"
CR: Mario M. Cuomo - Andrew's father - was NYS Governor between 1983
and 1994. George Pataki was elected in 1994 ushering in a GOP administration.
Governor Cuomo Senior was not known to meddle in these types of matters.
Back in the middle 1990s a LIRR Master Mechanic came up with an interesting
color scheme variation for locomotives and power units - what was unfortunate
was that the MTA bureaucrats would only allow blue and yellow - NYS colors of
anyone is unaware - the side striping was based on an Erie Lackawanna type.
This same Master Mechanic was responsible for getting the two SW1001 protect
units (102 and 104 I believe) painted in the orange and gray Dashing Dan colors.
1994 was when the MTA introduced the Pac-Man logo replacing the blue "meatball"
M logo. I never liked the MTA pac-man logo from day one with my favorite being
the original two-tone blue late 1960s M logo as introduced on the M1 MU fleet.
In recent years I was thinking that the MTA could come up with something better
to replace the 1994 vintage pac-man logo which has now been used for 26 years.
The M9 scheme is an interesting color change - a new MTA logo design or image
could add to the changes that have been made...MACTRAXX
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