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rsullivan
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Joined: 14 Dec 2016, 20:36

04 Sep 2017, 03:07 #2

Mr. Flatcar99. I guess Mr. J.W. Swanberg, Mr. H.F. Cavanaugh, Mr. Robert A. Liljestrand and Mr. David R. Sweetland didn't research deep enough to uncover the 0850 series of diesel locomotives purchased second hand from one of the ten railroad companies who bought the original 60 BL-2's from EMD between September 1947 and May 1949. That can be the only reason they aren't in New Haven Power 1938 - 1968, Diesel Locomotives of the New Haven Railroad, or New Haven Diesel Locomotives Volumes 1, 2, or 3. Evidently Mr. Herbert Matter did have a new image paint scheme for Mr. Pat McGinnis to apply to at least the one BL-2 #0850, although I am pretty sure it wasn't acquired during Mr. Alpert's more austere red and black scheme. We all know this had to be the case since no one would custom paint a locomotive in a faux New Haven paint scheme. Thanks for sharing this rarely viewed in the wild faux New Haven locomotive Mr. Flatcar99.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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flatcar99
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Joined: 22 Jul 2017, 18:53

04 Sep 2017, 05:01 #3

Your welcome Glad to help uncover these rare gem's ;)
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DBrion
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Joined: 21 Jun 2006, 05:52

04 Sep 2017, 13:01 #4

The eBay seller has several other NH painted rare gems.  Well, the saving grace to this is that he (or she) must have once been a fan of the NHRR, ..... so that must be worth something.  😒
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NHRHTA1
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Joined: 12 Apr 2003, 09:17

04 Sep 2017, 16:18 #5

GROAN
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rsullivan
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Joined: 14 Dec 2016, 20:36

05 Sep 2017, 02:44 #6

NHRHTA1 wrote: GROAN
I take that to be a very sincere "GROAN" and not a faux groan in appreciation for the tongue-in-cheekiness of implying those great authors would miss a BL-2 owned or leased by the New Haven. When I see one of the faux New Haven items, I find humor and feel the need to share. But, my son says I have no sense of humor, and to never try and tell a joke in public. I get the feeling you concur with my son.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr. member #3967
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