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.  

Dan Padova

 

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Don't I feel foolish ?   Googled Pennsy diesels and low and behold the stripes do come around and onto the noses of most of them.   It's amazing how much I don't know any more.  

Lionel certainly got it wrong with their version of the EP-5.  Not only were the stripes incorrect, but the locomotive is nowhere near a Little Joe Electric.

Sorry for the fuss.  I had better go back to sleep and wake up again.  Maybe I never woke in the first place....LOL

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

the PRR originally maintained two paint schemes for the diesel and electric power:

5 stripe for passenger engines, single stripe for freight engines. eventually that line was  blurred (pun intended) and both schemes were found on both uses.

 

I am John Galt !

Chris

J Daddy posted:

No Pennsy EP5 but the Penn Central did.

NHEP5teher

 

A good example of how not to paint this locomotive.....

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

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