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Those Phoenix passenger cars look sharp. I've only recently learned about their aluminum passenger cars, so thanks for posting the photos.
 

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I have always admired their colors. I finally got a train together over the past couple of years with a Weaver Atlantic and some Lionel 18" cars. I don't know much about the Milwaukee Road but have since learned even some of their heavyweight cars were painted in those colors. I think K-Line and Lionel have done the heavyweight Olympian Hiawatha cars. Both have the maroon stripe over the windows. Has anyone done the cars with the maroon stripe at the top with the rest in orange that would better match the Atlantic tender? I believe some of illustrations show that scheme.

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As a youngster in the fifties the Milwaukee Hiawatha passed through my hometown every afternoon. I don't remember any heavyweights, they must have already transistioned from heavyweights to streamliners by then. I remember the Milwaukee orange streamliners then they transistioned to the UP yellow.

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I love that electric locomotive. That's a great looking train.
 

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Love that Bipolar. The passenger cars too.
 

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The Bipolar looks great pulling the matching train. I have a Milwaukee Road passenger train too. It is the black Bipolar with the older one color scheme. I have yet to put it together...

Pete I may have a set of MTH Milwaukee Road heavy weights that are what you are talking about. Let me check...

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Thanks Tom. I just went to the MTH and see they have done a similar set twice. i will have to keep an eye out for set. I have also seen streamliners in this scheme done in HO.

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It is an extra set I didn’t plan on using. If you would like them, PM me.

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I had a Lionel Hiawatha set with the 350 engine. It was beautiful, but I couldn't run it with my 42" curves. So I made one up, sort of...

I took a postwar 238 engine and waffle-top tender, and re-did them in hiawatha colors. Then added 5 low-end Milwaukee Road passenger cars, painted the roofs off-white and the undersides maroon. The bodies already were orange. I added diaphragm vestibules and operating couplers to gussy them up a little.

Anyway, it's not really a Hiawatha, but at least I can run it on my layout.

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Thanks guys. The paint is Krylon Fusion Gloss. No other designation, except the orange cap denotes the shade. It is a dead-ringer for Lionel's orange, although the camera seems to show it a bit off.

A bit of extra luck: That prewar 238 engine runs terrific. Smooth as silk.
 

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Bill, I love the Milwaukee Road and the Bipolar. I have one like that still in its box! I can’t wait to run it soon!

The Milwaukee is one of my staple railroads forming my Penn American Railroad. I need to get some more freight diesels.
 
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