CP Executive train in Albany

CP Executive train in Albany

Thursday, May 19, 2022

D&H #7316 (1980)

Here are two shots of a D&H train led by GP38-2 #7316 near Lanesboro, PA on May 22, 1980. Engine #7316 was one of the first EMD engines to be painted in the third version of the blue dip scheme, this time with lots of yellow accents and nicknamed the "Zebra stripe" scheme. I think it looks really sharp. Note the snowplows are painted yellow and the corners are cut away, which permits clearance around electrified third-rails near NYC. 

Athearn released a ready-to-run blue box engine lettered for #7316, and I have a model of it in my collection. Thankfully, even in 1984 it hadn't weathered too badly so I was able to keep it still looking pretty good.

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