Posts Tagged ‘paint scheme’

The Hoppers Project, Part 1

Posted on June 4th, 2011, by Mike

Any West Virginia coal-hauling railroad worth its salt should have vast quantities of open hoppers, right? Not wanting to spend $15 per car for the multiple dozens I figure I will need, I decided to instead make use of the cheaper cars that I acquired during my high school years.

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Evolution of a Paint Scheme

Posted on May 19th, 2011, by Mike

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?

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