Along the topic of oddities of a 2332 GG1, I recently picked one up in a collection of Lionel track, engines (2343ABA, 2332GG1, a 726 & tender), 3 Madison series passenger cars, 2 boxes full of O gauge steel tubular track, numerous remote 022 switches, a ZW250W, and 2 RW transformers and a dozen rolling stock cars. This 2332- GG1 is the dark green paint (missing the pantographs) and needs some work to the e-unit switch (loose).
Question: This GG1 has absolutely no evidence of ever being or having stripes or writing on the sides other than the red keystone decal on the upper side. From what I’ve found online I’ve seen conflicting statements that all had 3 or 5 stripes except for a topic in another model railroad magazine where the lack of stripes was questioned by one of their subscribers and numerous answers to that posting.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Ideas?
Thank you for any/all input.