The real SF GP-50 8759, anyone have a picture?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by berraf, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. berraf

    berraf Member

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    I recently bought a Bachmann GP-50 with roadnumber 8759 from Santa Fe and I've searched the Internet after a picture of the real thing but without any success.
    Is there anyone on this forum that have a picture of this locomotive I could "borrow" to my website?

    Here's a picture of my n-scale loco:
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  2. eightyeightfan1

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  3. berraf

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    What do you call a GP-50 with the high hood?
    Am I right in my opinion that high hood GP-50's was quite rare?
  4. Triplex

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    Highnose engines don't have separate model designations. Only Southern (later NS) had highnose GP50s. These are currently being rebuilt to GP38-3s with chopnoses.

    Santa Fe GP50s were also blue/yellow, not silver/red.
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    Do you mean that this loco didn't ever exist in true life?
    anyway, it's good to have an answer to the question and I'm grateful to you for yours :wave:
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    That's the short of it. Lower-end models (and the Bachmann standard GP50 is one) tend to come in schemes they never appeared in.
  7. eightyeightfan1

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    Well, now that I've seen a pic....Everyone's right. The Santa Fe's GP-50's were painted in their blue/gold "Warbonnet" scheme(though they painted their GP-60's in the scheme pictured above)
    Here's a pic of what that paint job should really look like.
    http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/ns/ns7068arv.jpg
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    Try locophoto.com J.T.jawdropGot alot loco's