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Locomotive Repaints

Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:26 am
by BB
Check out these good pics of CSX 2517 at the Huntington Locomotive Shop paint booth.
Primer paint front view -
YN3 paint front view -
YN3 paint side view -

I commented on the photgrapher's picture and asked how long it takes to paint a locomotive and his response was:
It normally takes about 24 hours for a locomotive to be painted. They come in and are washed, then any decals are scraped off. They then move to the blast room and are sandblasted, then moved to the paint booth and are painted. 2517 started on second shift and was finished on second shift the next day.
Here is CSX 780 in the paint booth as well.
Engineer's side -
Conductor's side -

Here is a CP repaint before and after. Below is a rip-off shot of SOO 6610 I took while in Holland. Here is what the sharp looking CP repaint looks like.

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:45 pm
by ~Z~
thanks for the links BB. don't know quite why i didn't even think CP was repainting some of the old Sooline engines... i really like the matched consists of soolines coming by here.