Silver and Orange

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Greg Elems, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

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    As WP should be remebered. :cool:
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    Greg,Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

    BTW..In the 55 years I been in the hobby I only met one modeler that modeled the WP in the silver/orange scheme.
  3. Nomad

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    Greg, thank you. I always like seeing that " feather " herald. It sure seems like it is getting hard to find on a model though.:(

    Loren
  4. Greg Elems

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    Thanks guys, I'll try to post some more for you. :)

    Greg
  5. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    great pics greg,id love to find any mdel with the feather herald,for some reason i've never seen it in HO scale.--josh
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    They're certainly out there, and Walthers and Athearn sure seem to like the old Silver and Orange in HO. In fact, the past few years has been a GREAT time to be a WP modeler!
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    Hi...You mean like this one..??

    It's an old Athearn kit (metal) from my ol' man's collection (dates from 1950 +/-).

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    Yeah, Steamhead, just like that:thumb:.

    Loren
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    Those are some beautiful engines!

    Funny, my boxcar is just opposite... silver on orange. It's n scale though and I bought it at my LHS about a year ago.

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  10. Greg Elems

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    WP 707 hit the mainline in 2004 for the WP Historical Society's annual convention. Seen here at Ronda, ex-WP trackage between Winnemucca and Gerlach Nevada.
  11. steamhead

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    TN...Is that a protoypical paint scheme..?? (No, I'm not a rivet-counter...just would like to know...).

    Greg...I was just about to say that somebody had done some really fine detailing...until I realized I was looking at a 1:1....!!! Great looking engines, those....
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    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Quite honestly:confused:, I have to plead ignorance on this one. I was pawing my way through drawers of boxcars and came across this one and snapped it up. Not much help... sorry. I'll clean out my desk and be gone by the morning.:mrgreen:
  13. Greg Elems

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    Both box cars paint schemes are correct. :D

    Greg
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    Greg, wonderful picture.
    I noticed the second engine is numbered 2001, is there a reason for that, do you know?

    Loren
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    Greg, thanks for the info..... :thumb: BTW, what type of locos are those..?? (When it come to diesels, I'm at a TOTAL loss...). :cry:

    TN...No need for that.....Monday'll be fine..!! :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
  16. Greg Elems

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    WP 707 is a GP7 while WP 2001 is the first production model GP20. WP numbered them by their horse power, the GP20's that is.
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    Here is a frontal view of 2001 taken in 2003.

    Greg
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    A real WP unit and UP's version. IMHO the one on the left is the best. :D
    Greg
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    IIRC I grabbed this shot from the adjacent track while switching at the museum.