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    New UP paint scheme

    It looks like UP has modified its paint scheme. The long hood will once again have “Union Pacific” on it. The flag has been moved in front of the cab numbers and the UP shield replaces the wings on the nose

    Be on the lookout: A handful of Union Pacific locomotives are now sporting a fresh paint scheme shifting some key design elements, including moving the American flag closer to the front.
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    #2
    Everything old is new again....... First CSX dumps the boxcar logo, now this

    I don't see the flag lasting very long, what with the giant sized nose shield.

    UP 7007 was also spotted at Wabtec FTW with the spelled out lettering and no flag.



    I'm glad to see a more conspicuous name return (i.e. no longer the 'Building America RR')
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      #3
      Originally posted by geepster775 View Post
      Everything old is new again....... First CSX dumps the boxcar logo, now this

      I don't see the flag lasting very long, what with the giant sized nose shield.

      UP 7007 was also spotted at Wabtec FTW with the spelled out lettering and no flag.




      I'm glad to see a more conspicuous name return (i.e. no longer the 'Building America RR')
      It would be sweet if the silver trucks could make a comeback

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        #4
        I was just about to post those shots from TrainOrders. I think it looks awful. Very thrown-together. My vote is to keep the wings on the nose and plain lettering on the long-hood. Can only hope that UP comes to their senses...

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          #5
          I don't like the location of the flag. It looked much better where it was. Yes, silver truck would be welcome.

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            #6
            The large shield reminds me of Iowa Interstate with placement. It doesn't look bad. Flag could be moved but BN had a few flags up front too.
            Todd
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              #7
              It looks okay to me, but they should have kept the wings. It's just not the same. Also, it reminds me of the UP scheme they use on the SD40-2's and GP units.
              NYC - Road of the Future

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                #8
                I think the flag will eventually be dropped, but for PR reasons needs to be minimized in stages. Going from big to small and then small to gone.

                The big flag really only came on new units, as in the builders had to deal with the cost and the placement issues. I don't think UP was too keen on the big flags when their shops were paying the tab for repaints and installation of big flags. Plus when their own shops did do the big flags, there were inconsistencies and the whole look of the fleet was not very positive, and that was before you even factored in all the taggers.

                Now that the SD70M fleet is trickling in for lease returns given they have desktop control stands and lack DPU for PSR operations, a good chunk of the tattered big flags roaming around out there now will simply become the lessor's problem. And what few big flag repaints were done to the AC4400s up to now were again done on the (re)builder's dime. Altho looking at the photo of 7097, it is strange the only place where you see the Union Pacific name is in the nose shield.

                Just another lesson in getting other businesses to pay for and execute your big displays of patriotism.
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                  #9
                  I've read the news today. I also think that the big flag should be removed and put on the side of the cab. However, I do think it should be smaller. It looks a bit weird like this. As for the shield and the wings, they should have retained the wings.
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                    #10
                    This thread helps prove the old, old adage that “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time”.
                    John Lydgate (and later adopted by President Lincoln).
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by seagoon View Post
                      This thread helps prove the old, old adage that “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time”.
                      John Lydgate (and later adopted by President Lincoln).
                      And the UP Paint Dept. is ROTFLTAO thinking now those train simmers have to repaint all their UP locos!
                      Charles

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                        #12
                        Kind of looks like...it's really rather.....on the other hand.....what I am trying to say is.....BAAAARRFFF!!!!
                        Neil

                        Chicago Railroading Fan

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                          #13
                          Silver Trucks? Good luck. The way railroads don't wash their locomotives on a daily basis, silver trucks are useless. Paint Em Black, as The Rolling Stones once said..
                          -Shawn K-
                          Derby Rail Shops

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by qballbandit View Post
                            Kind of looks like...it's really rather.....on the other hand.....what I am trying to say is.....BAAAARRFFF!!!!
                            That's a bit harsh...

                            I can't say it's offensive. I wish they'd keep the wings on the shield. Moving the flags to the cab reminds me a bit of the flags you'd see on the front fenders of a 1940's diplomatic vehicle... and yes, it does have a bit of utility as far as swapping out the access doors on the long body goes.

                            Since the flags never made it to local switchers, I wouldn't expect this to be on anything other than six axle road power.
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