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    Hi guys, right now I'm in the market for an NYC loco. After some searching found two RS-1's I'm looking at... One grey with lighting stripe, and one black with lightning stripe. My question is what's the difference between the two schemes? Is one freight and one passenger? I'll be using it to push around a jet snow melter, would one be more appropriate than the other for this task?
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    If memory serves me correctly, the NYC passenger cars (at least the streamlined ones) were painted primarily in a light gray, so I would guess the light gray loco would be most likely found shuttling passenger cars and the black one primarily in freight service. Since your snow melter would be considered MOW equipment, the black loco would probably be more appropriate. You'll probably have an NYC expert pop in shortly to tell me how wrong I am.

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    Mike is correct on the grey would be for passenger related service.

    Now as we all know that is not always 100%.. No matter what somebody will always come up with a passenger unit in freight service and so on... But for the most part you would find the black and grey paint scheme in freight and M&W related service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhampton View Post
    If memory serves me correctly, the NYC passenger cars (at least the streamlined ones) were painted primarily in a light gray, so I would guess the light gray loco would be most likely found shuttling passenger cars and the black one primarily in freight service. Since your snow melter would be considered MOW equipment, the black loco would probably be more appropriate. You'll probably have an NYC expert pop in shortly to tell me how wrong I am.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bessemer Bob View Post
    Mike is correct on the grey would be for passenger related service.

    Now as we all know that is not always 100%.. No matter what somebody will always come up with a passenger unit in freight service and so on... But for the most part you would find the black and grey paint scheme in freight and M&W related service.
    Thanks guys, now I gotta choose... I do have some nyc passenger cars so I'll have to factor that in
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    I see both in your future.

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    Two things to take into consideration..

    Your money, your layout........

    Secondly it is not at all unreasonable to think an older Alco got pushed out of passenger service and into M&W duty. If its pushing a snow jet around its a good possibility the terminal sent what they had to get the tracks clear!
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