Raymond Lowey designed the five stripe paint scheme in the early '30s for the GG1. In his words, it was not only aesthetics, but also functional, as anyone working or otherwise, on the tracks could see the cats whiskers coming.
So here's my question, Why is it that the cats whiskers on the GG1 curve all the way around and onto the nose of the locomotive, making them visible on the front of the loco ? While on Pennsy's covered wagon diesels, the stripes are visible from the side only.
I don't pretend to know everything, although I'd like to. So if the Pennsy did paint stripes on their diesels in a similar fashion as the GG1 let me know. Then I will indeed, know everything.