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chuckman 10-27-2011 11:11 PM

New CSX Loco on ES44ACs
 
CSX's new ES44AH/ES44ACs (or whatever this order is designated) are indeed bearing the "how tomorrow moves" boxcar logo...I personally don't care for the logo, but apparently someone did...

http://www.trainorders.com/discussio....php?2,2595869

(and yes, I did mean the thread title to say "CSX loGO")

JimThias 10-27-2011 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chuckman (Post 143673)
New CSX Loco on ES44ACs



There's a CSX loco on an ES44AC? :shock:

Freericks 10-27-2011 11:55 PM

I am guessing he meant, new CSX logo on ES44AC, although there are ES44AC locos on CSX.

chuckman 10-28-2011 12:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freericks (Post 143683)
I am guessing he meant, new CSX logo on ES44AC, although there are ES44AC locos on CSX.

Yes, that is what I meant...sorry about that...

troy12n 10-28-2011 12:59 AM

I saw a pic, I am not a fan...

I saw a few YN2 AC6000's today and still think that is the best looking CSX thing out there with the yellow/blue CSX on the side.

Freericks 10-28-2011 01:11 AM

Be careful around, Thias, Chuckman... he is a member of the grammar police.

WMHeilman 10-28-2011 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 143697)
I saw a pic, I am not a fan...

I saw a few YN2 AC6000's today and still think that is the best looking CSX thing out there with the yellow/blue CSX on the side.

Yeah, I couldn't agree more. The "Big-Sixes" scheme with the yellow lightning lettering is sweet. It's too bad they couldn't have done it to more units.

Joe the Photog 10-28-2011 07:46 PM

CSX hasn't had a good paint scheme, in my opinion, since they stenciled ancestor motors with CSXT marks.

jnohallman 10-28-2011 09:31 PM

I don't know - as far as CSX schemes go, I think this is about the best they've done.
But maybe that's because it's the closest they've come to the classic B&O/C&O scheme.

[photoid=285226]

Jon

nikos1 10-28-2011 10:05 PM

Could someone post the picture of the new logo on here for members who arnt on train orders, just so we can appreciate the crappyness at full size.
I agree with Troy, the AC60 paint scheme was the best as far as CSX paint schemes go, normal YN2 isnt bad either. Most people hate the pre-YN2 paint jobs, but the first attempt honestly wasnt bad:
http://www.trainweb.org/csxphotos/ph.../7241CSX-t.jpg

CSX-B was another of my favorites

http://www.trainweb.org/csxphotos/ph.../8515CSX-b.jpg

As for YN3 being good because of it resembling the C&O B&O paint scheme, those paint schemes were just austerity money saving schemes, something that should have been left in the past. CSX has so many better paint schemes they could revive.

PLEzero 10-28-2011 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nikos1 (Post 143768)
Could someone post the picture of the new logo on here for members who arnt on train orders, just so we can appreciate the crappyness at full size.

Not very difficult to imagine.

Just picture this boxcar logo: http://www.csx.com/

On this locomotive:

[photoid=377388]

chuckman 10-29-2011 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 143697)
I saw a pic, I am not a fan...

I saw a few YN2 AC6000's today and still think that is the best looking CSX thing out there with the yellow/blue CSX on the side.

It doesn't weather gracefully, but it is the best thing on the road!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmea...8/in/contacts/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/5372846...in/photostream

Although, on the right locomotive, YN3 can look halfway decent, and YN2 can look like trash...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/5372846...n/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/5372846...n/photostream/

Joe the Photog 10-29-2011 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nikos1 (Post 143768)
Most people hate the pre-YN2 paint jobs, but the first attempt honestly wasnt bad:
http://www.trainweb.org/csxphotos/ph.../7241CSX-t.jpg

CSX-B was another of my favorites

http://www.trainweb.org/csxphotos/ph.../8515CSX-b.jpg

To be honest, I do like those paint schemes. Just yesterday I saw a six axle Dash 8 in the YN1 and hated I didn't know it was coming so I could set up for it. I liked the YN3 when it was first applied and honestly, anything looks good on a GP30 body or Dash 7. I was never a fan of the YN2 because of the slanted yellow coming off the nose. I think it looked pretty bad.

Hatchetman 10-29-2011 12:51 AM

Maybe they could get a real name. The paint scheme would naturally follow.

JRMDC 10-29-2011 12:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 143784)
I was never a fan of the YN2 because of the slanted yellow coming off the nose. I think it looked pretty bad.

And so tastes differ, my favorite is the YN2 because of the slanted yellow! Plus it isn't nearly as dark a blue as the current DF scheme, which doesn't stand out from the side against the tree tunnels of my area. Next thing we know, they will go darker yet and it will be like shooting NS. :(

troy12n 10-29-2011 01:02 AM

First, I dont think the YN3 is "bad", it's at least an attempt at a paint job unlike NS's unimaginative all black paintjob that they "radically" spiced up by applying a white stripe above the cab (lol!)

I really wish they would have used the same blue and yellow colors as they used in the YN2, it would have made it a LOT better looking. Even if they just used the yellow, that mustard yellow they are using is about as ugly as that UP Yellow...

JimThias 10-29-2011 01:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freericks (Post 143699)
Be careful around, Thias, Chuckman... he is a member of the grammar police.

Nobody enjoys my sense of humor around here. :cry:

Freericks 10-29-2011 02:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 143789)
Nobody enjoys my sense of humor around here. :cry:

What sense of humor?

:D

JimThias 10-29-2011 11:44 AM

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17...es/rimshot.gif

asis80 10-30-2011 03:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PLEzero (Post 143777)
Not very difficult to imagine.

Just picture this boxcar logo: http://www.csx.com/

On this locomotive:

[photoid=377388]

Ben Sutton likes this.

Joe the Photog 10-30-2011 01:18 PM

There are now pictures on Trainorders at this thread --

http://www.trainorders.com/discussio....php?2,2600355

JimThias 10-30-2011 09:48 PM

Joe, can you link the actual picture URLs here or do they not work regardless for non-members?

Joe the Photog 10-31-2011 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 143834)
Joe, can you link the actual picture URLs here or do they not work regardless for non-members?

I'm not a paying member, so I see what you see. Little pictures.

chuckman 11-04-2011 07:15 PM

At least 5 or six have gone west to Willard/Chicago from Erie now...

Joe the Photog 11-04-2011 09:46 PM

Well, returns are trickling in....

[photoid=379974]
[photoid=379975]

I like it now that I have seen a good photograph of one. It's a neat little tweak of a rather bland paint scheme.


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