D&RGW Diesel & Passenger Paint Schemes

Scheme #3a and 3b


 This slide of Geeps 5933/5941/5923/510X at Pueblo in 1958 clearly illustrates the difference between the two versions of the Rio Grande's early road switcher scheme. The first two GP9s (built in 1956) clearly have Aspen Gold striping of the No.3b scheme, while the the third GP9 (built in 1955) and the GP7 (built in 1952) have Duco Imitation Gold stripes of the No.3a scheme. Note that the bright yellow has bleached/chalked to a creamy yellow. Jim Parker photo.
 
 

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