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Tom Kepshire

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Letering Colors
« on: January 06, 2015, 11:21:37 am »
Does anyone know exactly what color the lettering on Monon steam locomotives was. I have seen a couple of color shots where the letters and numbers are gold. Was this common, or were a couple painted in this manner? Most photos in the archives are B/W so lettering appears to be white.
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George Lortz

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Re: Lettering Colors
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2015, 12:38:21 pm »

The vast majority of Monon steam locomotives were lettered in white, however a few were lettered in gold.  I'll search my Monon photos and try to find out if I have any examples.  The problem is that finding a color Monon steam photo is difficult.

We may have some examples in the Society's Photo Archives database.

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Ron Marquardt

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Re: Letering Colors
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 12:49:50 pm »
I believe the only ones that were gold were the few locomotives with the fancy script on the tenders.  I've no doubt the standard color was white.  / Ron

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Re: Letering Colors
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2015, 10:27:39 pm »
Here's a color photo of J4 #572 in gold paint, withOUT the "fancy script".