KCS Big Ace in Southern Bell Livery- New Pic!

friscobob Apr 16, 2007

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  2. Hytec

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    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Thirdrail

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    Southern BELLE

    Folks, the KCS' premier passenger train was the "Southern BELLE", named for a pretty young lady, and not the "Southern Bell", named for a telephone company or a piece of brass with a clapper. :eek:mg:

    That's a sharp looking color scheme though. I can recall the original "Southern Belle" from when I worked out of the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal for the PRR.
     
  4. friscobob

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    IIRC, what I committed was a misspelling. Oops, silly me.:embarassed: I'm quite aware that the premiere varnish was the Southern Belle.
     
  5. Triplex

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    I do like to see this scheme north of the border, but I only regret that it probably won't spread too quickly. Most of the fleet will be gray for a long time to come...
     
  6. Matthew Roberts

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    Ooh lah lah! :shade:

    Such a beautiful scheme, as it is the original, too! Now, granted, the previous KCS scheme is still cool...
     
  7. love the a&m railroad

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    I love it!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. friscobob

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    Took a while to change from the "ghost" scheme to all-gray (and there are still at least three units in all-white), so yes, it will be some time if the Belle scheme is the final livery KCS wears. However, in this age where motive power roams North America in power pools and run-offs, don't be surprised if a Belle comes a-callin' on Calgary in the near future.
     
  9. YoHo

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    Personally, I liked the WP and CNW heritage schemes better, but that's just me and I know there's a lot of controversy. Still, it's a great paint scheme.
     
  10. Ed M

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    Of course one big difference is that those heritage schemes were one-off paint jobs. This one is the new paint scheme for the fleet.

    Ed
     
  11. YoHo

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    True.

    The way I see it, BNSF's killing the warbonnet kinda just killed a little part of me. There's no paint scheme that will bring that back, one off or fleet wide. So, I just can't get worked up about it.

    Seeing Haverty do the same thing again makes my black and white world just a little more technicolor again, but it's just not the same.
     
  12. Ed M

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    Even though I'm not an ATSF fan, I think the classic silver/red/yellow warbonnet scheme was the best looking paint scheme ever put on a diesel.

    Ed
     
  13. KCSDamian4030

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    KCS has an excellent paint scheme,and I still like the old ATSF scheme.
     
  14. riverotter1948

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    What I want to know is: When will this become available in HO? :tb-biggrin:
     
  15. swdw

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    Here's the business train led by F units in the retro belle sceme
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    Here's 3 different units from the KCS site
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  16. riverotter1948

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    Great paint scheme. Now if it was only on an ES44 instead of that ungainly looking SD70 thing.
     
  17. Triplex

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    The middle unit in the last shot is an ES44.
     
  18. Ed M

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    And KCSdeM to boot!

    Ed

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