So how did Frisco arrive at a color scheme that none of can seem to match? Well it's not entirely their falt and it wasn't done to foil us modelers. In 1965 Frisco played host to EMD GP35 and DD35 demonstrators. The demonstrators spent a couple or so weeks traveling between St. Louis and Springfield. In that time they were not involved in any grade crossing accidents. The Frisco attributed this to the paint scheme applied to the demonstrators and thus ordered all future locomotives in that color. That's a true story Do these look familiar?