Alternate VIA loco paint schemes?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by kutler, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. kutler

    kutler Member

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    Does anyone remember if VIA rail was simply unveiled or were there several different variations and the worst (or most garish) one selected?,,:cry:

    Most folks remember the RS-10 version applied to one unit or the grey and yellow F-unit mid 80's , but I'm referring to the genus of via.

    I'd be interested if a link existed to anything that appeared remotely "railroady".

    Thanks

    K
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    When VIA started, it was a division of CN and took on CN's passenger stock. I seem to remember some early paint schemes where the separation between the blue and yellow was on a diagonal.
    A few years later, CP was added to the mix. I think there were different shades of yellow used; possibly ancient CN and CP yellows that were still sitting around.
    And maybe a couple of experimental colours. Nothing permanent until the LRCs.
  3. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Here are two variations as seen on an FPA-4, my favourite diesel locomotive.
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    I have a picture of an LRC somewhere, but I haven't come across it, yet.

    Wayne
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    I'd forgotten about the CN noodle on the front.
  5. galt904

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    Some of the early ones had a red VIA like the red noodle, right?
  6. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Here are a couple more. Though it's difficult to see, both LRCs have a white VIA on the yellow stripe on the nose - it's below the "break" in the sheet metal.

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    Wayne
  7. cn nutbar

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    hi kutler---here's a shot taken at the railroad museum at Delson Quebec

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