Early black diesel freight scheme logos

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Fri Jun 10 11:32:04 EDT 2011

GP9's and GP18's, both freight and passenger got the shields for the script
heralds. Alcos did not need them as ends were flat already. When the half moon
herald was applied later, the shields were removed.        Jim Nichols

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Subject: Early black diesel freight scheme logos




>I'm interested in the 'gothic' script logos applied to the locomotive ends of

>GP9's.  I had though that it was only the red passenger diesels that were fitted

>with 'shields' and that freight engine logos were painted on.  However I have

>now seen pictures of what appear to be black freight engines with the logo on a

>shield, was this universal does anyone know?


>The half moon logo does appear to have been just painted onto the loco ends,

>unless anyone can say different?


>Could anyone clarify these points? 




>Andy Thornton

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