4500's Meteor Paint Sceme Trivia...

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  1. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=437520

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    Above are 4500 and 4501 as they appear today. While they're beautiful, they're not quite deocorated as they originally came from the factory.
    According to Joe Collias' Frisco Power, page 202, the paint scheme was:
    Blue
    : Boiler jacket, pilot and drive wheel centers, cylinders, tender body.
    Gray
    : Smoke box, fire box, cab roof.
    White
    : Running board edges, wheel rims (when delivered), tender stripe, engine lettering.
    Black
    : Underfame areas below running boards, tender numerals.
    Red
    : Meteor "swoosh" lettering (outlined in white) on tender (When 4500 was prepared for display in Tulsa in 1954, the "swoosh" was white outlined in red). See page 310 in Frisco Power (Frisco Museum edition) and page 8 in Frisco In color, Volume Two.

    Tom G.

     
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  2. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    That is one of the most handsome locomotives I've seen. Makes me want one. Hmmm
     
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  3. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    Those 4500's are "centerfold" material huh? I would have loved to see one in operation pulling a big passenger train!

    Tom
     

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