Norfolk Southern has decided to paint several new locomotives in “heritage” schemes, harking back to the fallen flags that played a role in the mergers that became today’s carrier. If you’re wanting to play along, you might wish to re-create the corporate look of the N&W of the 1960′s, as NS has done with its spiffy blue heritage unit. If you want to work with that Dulux Yellow and Blue scheme, one thing you need to know is what font to use for that crisp, san-serif lettering style they used.
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I have had a lot of fun tinkering with my road’s paint scheme, coming up with a number of iterations. Rather than try to narrow it down to one, however, I invented a history that explains the development of the schemes over time. The Norfolk & Western, as spartan as it was, also went through a series of schemes, with passenger equipment painted distinctly from the freight. So why not the WP&P?