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This evening, my good buddy and NS company photographer captured the first C40-9 (Top Hat as we railfans call them) that has been rebuilt essentially into an ES44AC.  NS will be calling them an AC44C6M.  None the less, in true NS fashion they feature a D&H tribute scheme to honor the first conversation.... SNAZZZY! 

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Yes it may look similar to D&H. But it really doesn't to me. Reminds me of the colors of the Lionel NS Heritage SD70ACe #1982  Product  6-28334.  I find the paint scheme ok, but I thought it might be more better if the blue and grey were darker. But either way, NS is doing nice jobs on paint schemes.

FALCONSERVICE,

I think I would have to agree that it looks more like a horses mane. Being a D&H fan, but IMHO, the colors are close to D&H. Even the combination of yellow lettering and numbering on the cab, and blue lettering on the engine cowling.

I like it!  A lot!  If this happens to be a tribute to the D&H, thanks NS!  And if not, it's still sharp - so again, thanks NS!

Steven Michael posted:

Unfortunately this locomotive is heading back for the paint shop… Even if they do repaint it, it probably won't be black, knowing how NS has been for the past year.image

I don't know if you saw the Instagram post, but unfortunately this locomotive has been painted back in to the boring NS black  and white. This makes me hate CP and Harrison unimaginably!  

ES44AC posted:
Steven Michael posted:

Unfortunately this locomotive is heading back for the paint shop… Even if they do repaint it, it probably won't be black, knowing how NS has been for the past year.image

I don't know if you saw the Instagram post, but unfortunately this locomotive has been painted back in to the boring NS black  and white. This makes me hate CP and Harrison unimaginably!  

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For everyone that thinks this is a tribute unit. Please realize this unit was painted this way due to a railfan on another forum submitting a proposal for a special paint scheme for the new rebuild class unit. I have a feeling it will be a different color since it is a conversion unit but this is also the unit that someone took photos of before it was unveiled so if it goes to black and white then it makes sense. Also it takes more than one day to paint a locomotive.

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Maxrailroad posted:
ES44AC posted:
Steven Michael posted:

Unfortunately this locomotive is heading back for the paint shop… Even if they do repaint it, it probably won't be black, knowing how NS has been for the past year.image

I don't know if you saw the Instagram post, but unfortunately this locomotive has been painted back in to the boring NS black  and white. This makes me hate CP and Harrison unimaginably!  

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If this is the same picture I saw, it's photoshopped. Not even the same type of locomotive. Check the cab door placement and side windows. Also the box rear of the cab on the conductor's side.

Trevor 

Southern6482 posted:

I can assure you the photo I originally posted was not photoshopped. The paint scheme may be short lived but it was painted this way by NS in the Chattanooga paint shop. As I mentioned, the unit is recieving a revised scheme after complaints from another competitor railroad.

Southern the one we are talking about is the one of the 4000 painted in standard black and white paint scheme. I know your photo is real. It's the one of it painted black and white that I'm talking about.

ES44AC posted:
Steven Michael posted:

Unfortunately this locomotive is heading back for the paint shop… Even if they do repaint it, it probably won't be black, knowing how NS has been for the past year.image

I don't know if you saw the Instagram post, but unfortunately this locomotive has been painted back in to the boring NS black  and white. This makes me hate CP and Harrison unimaginably!  

whats cp and harr. got to do with this?-jim

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