When NEW rail equipment is born ..

It is seldom when rail watchers spot a new piece awaiting on the freight siding. My timing was perfect. It stopped raining long enough for me to grab the digital camera for two shots. I noticed this from the highway since the paint was shiny new and no graffiti gang-land tags yet. ( only a matter of time) Notice the multi-lingual language. Photo two shows the build date. And this paint job with all the markings is truly flawless. 

DSC_0011

DSC_0010

Happy trails to you ...  R. Peet 

Attachments

Photos (2)
Original Post

Is it BUILT or is it BORN ? You take sheet metal .. bend and form.. add plenty of paint and lipstick. She is launched and has a life of "her" own. She will get old .. be molded and made anew. Born into a new life on the rails.  

Happy trails to you ...  R. Peet 

Well, all I'll say is that a brand-new locomotive is a magnificent thing to experience.  The outside smells like fresh paint and often has a flawless, shining, finish.  There's no dirt underneath.  The wheels are perfect.  Everything is tight.  The interior smells of new paint and new upholstery.  Nothing rattles.  Everything works exactly right, and the engine is so quiet when coasting.

It is really a fine experience.

Tom

 

Superintendent, High Plains Division (O Gauge) 

The Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway Co.

Lone Star Hi-Railers

Had to look twice at the "Central of Georgia" locomotive. Change the name on the side to Baltimore and Ohio, Orange stripes to gold, and the paint scheme would almost fit.

Jim B&O, Ma & Pa., Canton, and WM

TCA '04, WB&A '05, MDOG '11

"Be happy. You never know how much time you have left"

BORN on : "Railfans". As this thread is now a bit long in the tooth.. I sure wish my career could have been in the committee that selects paint schemes for the BIG guys. I have noticed all of you are great fans of color and lots of it. What attracts potential buyers into the new automobile showroom? A beautiful paint job and the smell of new. History books have stories of the pride the RR-men had in their rail equipment .. locomotives used to go through wash racks and then were coated with (fish) oil to appear shiny new. When I see a terrific paint job, I am FORCED to stop and look. I was a born .. dreamer. Photo is a ice cream truck bus that would look fine as 1/50 scale. Yep, I remember. Thank you. 

Happy trails to you ...  R. Peet 

Attachments

Photos (2)

Now most of these I really like. Not just because they are clean, or fallen flags, but because they are inspiring and look like actual design rather than a paint job with whatever was cheapest or handy. 

My fav.s seem to have one thing in common and I'm not sure why yet, but I'm really attracted to the areas of battleship grey up high, more than the vibrant colors. Maybe it's the contrasting shadows shows the detail better...?  For now, I just want enjoy looking at some modern diesels and not thinking "yuk". 

   .    

Careful, or you'll have folks of all sorts loving trains again

Number 90 posted:

Well, all I'll say is that a brand-new locomotive is a magnificent thing to experience.  The outside smells like fresh paint and often has a flawless, shining, finish.  There's no dirt underneath.  The wheels are perfect.  Everything is tight.  The interior smells of new paint and new upholstery.  Nothing rattles.  Everything works exactly right, and the engine is so quiet when coasting.

It is really a fine experience.

Sounds similar to something else new with wheels  

....and (hopefully) the feelings operating them give the same kinda pride; a nice bonus!

I thought the fish oil was safer, cheaper, liberally applied rust prevention. Never thought of it as a "finish wax" too.

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





Add Reply



OGR Publishing, Inc.
33 Sheridan Road, Poland, OH 44514
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
×