What was the first engine repainted into the CSX scheme?

NSSRNW Jan 21, 2006

  1. NSSRNW

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    And what did the first CSX paint scheme look like? Living in primarily NS territory, seeing CSX engines are a rarity, unfortunately. But still, am I curious as to when the first CSX trains appeared and what they looked like.

    If this question's been asked before, sorry for the repeat. [​IMG]
     
  2. chessie

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    The first CSX scheme was the grey and blue scheme that had "CSX Transportation" spelled out on the side. If I am not mistaken, this was applied to a GP40 first. ( # 6636?)

    Harold
     
  3. chessie

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    I have to dig in my shoebox for a photo...

    Harold
     
  4. chessie

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    The first new units painted in CSX were the "stealth" units... (solid grey). I think the SD60's and C40-8's were delivered like that.

    Harold
     
  5. chessie

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    I don't remember offhand what the first unit was in the "bright future" (YN2) scheme, but I am pretty sure that the first unit repainted in the "dark future" (YN3) (current) scheme was an SD50, # 8503.

    Harold
     
  6. NSSRNW

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    Thanks, Chessie! :D I love looking at CSX trains, and wish I could have the best of both the CSX world and the NS world too.

    I wish I could've seen the first scheme in person. I've seen the bright and dark futures, but not the first one scheme. I think I definitely missed that one.
     
  7. chessie

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    You didn't miss much :D

    In fact, there are some variations of the stealth scheme and grey & blue running around today...

    Harold
     
  8. chessie

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    This is an early repaint after "Transportation" was dropped from the side:
    [​IMG]

    Harold
     
  9. chessie

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    I found some pictures of my first CSX Transportation catch... # 6382.

    I'll post pictures as soon as I can get my scanner to cooperate. [​IMG]

    Harold
     
  10. BNSF FAN

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    Harold,
    Looking forward to seeing that shot. I think the first units I saw in CSX paint was a pair of the 7500's :cool: when they were new. They were in the all grey scheme with blue lettering and fuel tanks and had the slanted numbers on the cab. They were really a neat sight. Wish I had some spare time to dig out those shots and scan them. :( Guess I'll just have to wait and see yours.
     
  11. chessie

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    Richard,
    I remember seeing those 7500's in "stealth" with the slanted GE applied cab numbers. I think I saw the class unit, 7500, leading a train in Richmond, Va. I'll have to dig around for that too....

    Harold
     
  12. chessie

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    O.K...

    Here is the "first" CSX paint scheme:
    [​IMG]

    Harold
     
  13. chessie

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    I took this shot with a telephoto lens from a nearby parking deck... shows good rooftop detail.

    Also, if you look carefully behind the farthest billboards, you'll see a Norfolk Southern train also!

    Harold
     
  14. chessie

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    Here's a view from the back of the unit:
    [​IMG]

    Harold
     
  15. chessie

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    And here's a view from the front!
    [​IMG]

    Harold
     
  16. chessie

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    According to my Withers' CSX roster book, # 6382 was renumbered to 6478, which would indicate a "slug parent"

    Harold
     
  17. BNSF FAN

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    That was a really neat paint scheme. It's a shame they didn't stick with it for a while.
     
  18. chessie

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    Too hard to spell out... [​IMG]

    Harold
     
  19. chessie

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    Hey, I saw # 7509 today... still has the stealth scheme, but an addition of the yellow nose and white cab roof!

    Harold
     

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