Had some time to myself today to run the F units I’ve been working on at the club layout in Syracuse.
The track pans are modeled after the ones at Rome, NY and the other module is modeled after Kirkville Road in East Syracuse.
Beautiful background for a few beautiful engines!!! Love the NYC. One question... I don’t think I’ve ever seen the paint scheme on the 1604 before - do you know when that was in use???
The whisker scheme was the first one developed by The Central for its freight cab units and used on their EMD FTs (1944) and F2s (1946). This was replaced in 1947 by the short stripe version of the black lightning stripe that we commonly associate with The Central.
The units were eventually painted in lightning stripes as they were shopped.
Notice the below picture of F2 later in life... full lightning stripe, low rooftop fans, 48” dynamic brake fan and Farr vertical grilles.
Thanks to the NYCSHS website for the pictures.