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  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.  

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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

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