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Another serif question

bogman102
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May 10th, 2018, 4:31 pm #1

While looking again at the latest new New Haven Trackside with Tom Donahue book by Doughty I noticed something I had never noticed before! On page 47 is a picture of FL-9 # 2017 with a serif on the lower right corner of the N on the nose. On page 71 there are pictures of two FL-9 ; one with the serif and one without.. It would appear that the serif being present is the more common style however on pages 77 and 78 are two more photos lacking the serif. I then looked at Diesels to Park Avenue by Snopek and LeMay and on page 20 is a photo of  #2016 lacking the serif. On pages 83 and 88 are photos of #2035 and #2029 respectively without the serif.
Not remembering any talk of this on the forum I did an uneventful search. I did find that the RS-11 lacked the serif but it was present on the GP-9 paint scheme.
I also noted in Doughtys Trackside book that the EP-5 as originally painted with the large NH on the nose lacked the seriff but it was present in the smaller NH repaints.
In conclusion the #548 NE-5 caboose that stood outside the Hobby Gallery hobby shop in, I believe, original paint had the serif when many other NE-5 cabooses did not.
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May 10th, 2018, 9:03 pm #2

The 33000-33499 series boxcars did not have the extra serif when repainted into the so-called Alpert scheme. The cars that the association recently offered were painted incorrectly due to an over sight. However, a relatively easy fix was in the Speedwitch Vol 5-1.

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May 12th, 2018, 8:09 pm #3

The only engines to be delivered with the bottom right serif on the "N" were the FL9s and the GP9s. The FL9s repainted by Bob Hass at Lamberton St. lacked the bottom right serif on the "N" on the nose, also lacked the white band surrounding the Farr air grills from the cab doors back.
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bogman102
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May 13th, 2018, 8:29 am #4

Rick, You are correct and I was mistaken with the EP-5 serif. I was looking at distant photos on pages 56 and 60 of the Jets with the small nose NH. Looking closer at them and there is no serif at the bottom right of the N.  Thank you; my eyes aren't what they used to be!
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May 16th, 2018, 7:23 pm #5

There also were a couple of engines in the 630-639 series (DEY-2 {aka the Lima-Hamilton S1200}) that had the extra serif on "N" when they were repainted into the McGinnis scheme
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