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Old 08-01-2005, 03:02 AM   #6
Pat Lorenz
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Well technically (in my perspective) a Union Pacific patch job isnt a UP paint scheme. I couldnt agree with you more that UP trashed all of those patched locomotives and they look very bad (which is a understatement) but the UP flag scheme, lightning bolt, operation lifesaver and UP Wings scheme are all the most well known and the most sucessful paint schemes ever in the railroad industry. A Union Pacific patch job wouldnt be considered a UP paint scheme baecause the locomotive wouldnt be in the Armour Yellow colors, it would still be painted in the C&NW, SP, Rio Grande and so on colors. Sure, it has UP numbers and when it is identified via radio it is called in as a UP unit but when it is seen in person, one wouldnt call it in UP paint. I guess i should have made myself more clear.
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