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Everybody has one
(or two or three).


I have three:
1.) Southern Pacific Black Widow.
2.) BNSF.
3.) Norfolk Southern.
Honorable mention... CSX.

What's yours?
 

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1) Denver & Rio Grande
2) Delaware & Hudson
3) Sante Fe War Bonnet
Honorable Mention...Great Northern
 

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lehigh valley has a nice paint scheme
LVRR had many color schemes. Which one(s) is (are) your favorites. Personally I like anything Lehigh Valley.
 

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there's some i haven't seen but the maroon ? color with the gold letters is cool. i had the life like version when i was a kid. the white with the flag is nice also
 

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If I have to pick a favorite it would be PRR Tuscan with five stripes. But I like it on the GG1 more than on diesel cab units.

There are a lot of color schemes that I like though. In no particular order:

B&O Royal blue, gray, black & gold

CB&Q cab unit in silver with black stripes

D&H lightning stripe

D&H war bonnet

Erie Lackawanna/Lackawanna gray & maroon

Lehigh Valley 44 tonner pre-war scheme

Lehigh Valley Snowbird

Lehigh Valley any in cornel red or Tuscan red

Norther Pacific two tone green

PRR DGLE with 5 stripes

Reading yellow & green

Santa Fe war bonnet
 

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Seeing what some of you guys are choosing, I am realizing that it sometimes depends on the shape of the locomotive as to how good it looks. For instance, the D&H warbonnet I think looks awesome on the Alco PAs, but isn't all that good on the more modern cab units. Those CN and GN schemes on the F units are beautiful, but I've never seen them look so great on modern diesels. I guess it's all individual perception...
 
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What a great subject!!!
1) Great Northern (orange)
2) Northern Pacific passenger scheme (green)
3) the classic Santa Fe F7 war bonnets
Honourable mention -D&H blue/silver PA 1’s
Cheers...🍻
 

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Southern green/white warbonnet was always my favorite but there are so many great schemes out there.
 
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