Rapido EP-5 "Jet"

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rapidobill
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30 Jan 2018, 16:26 #71

The repainted units had a smaller NH on the nose. The road number was moved to the nose (from the anti-climber) and made larger. Sorry for the confusion!

Bill
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Bill Sample
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30 Jan 2018, 16:51 #72

Statkowski wrote: I got to ride in an EP-5 or two, and a Rapido model might just find itself in a museum somewhere.  Unfortunately, none were saved.

Yes, screw up as an MP and get reclassified.  We had a motor transport operator in one unit that had been reclassified.

I watched these operate during my first trip to school at Fort Eustis:

US Army S-160.JPGAnd, just so we don't get too far away from the New Haven, US Army engines did operate on the New Haven, but not these ones.
There was an effort to save a Jet back in the early 1970s by the then Connecticut Valley Railroad Museum (now RMNE).  At that time we were located at the Valley Railroad, and the Valley's management at the time would not allow us to bring one to the property.  We did save a nose door off of 379 - the other nose door and one cab entrance door have also survived in private collections.  The 379 had the best paint of any at the end - guess it went out of service before the paint could deteriorate.  It never ran in PC service, but received a stenciled PC number.   378, 379 and 2 others were cut up at Guilford - around 1972-3 IIRC. 
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Statkowski
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30 Jan 2018, 17:55 #73


This is the original color scheme, a little worse for wear.
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30 Jan 2018, 18:03 #74

The 370 and 372 were painted in two different schemes at Erie. The 370 was painted in the as we know red/black/white. The 372 was painted yellow/black/white. The 370 won and all Jets were painted in that scheme.
The "Yellow Jet" as it was called was repainted at Erie in the standard scheme. It never made NH property in the yellow scheme. EP-5 373 new STM NEPM 001.jpg Here's a Jet. . ."Pre-Weathered."
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nhhe52
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30 Jan 2018, 18:12 #75

Richard Abramson wrote: The 370 and 372 were painted in two different schemes at Erie. The 370 was painted in the as we know red/black/white. The 372 was painted yellow/black/white. The 370 won and all Jets were painted in that scheme.
The "Yellow Jet" as it was called was repainted at Erie in the standard scheme. It never made NH property in the yellow scheme. EP-5 373 new STM NEPM 001.jpgHere's a Jet. . ."Pre-Weathered."
And pulling Pennsy cars.  Would that have been the Congressional?
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Statkowski
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30 Jan 2018, 18:14 #76

This is the repaint.

NYNH+H377atPennStation.jpg
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RanchoBob
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30 Jan 2018, 19:46 #77

nhhe52 wrote:
Richard Abramson wrote: The 370 and 372 were painted in two different schemes at Erie. The 370 was painted in the as we know red/black/white. The 372 was painted yellow/black/white. The 370 won and all Jets were painted in that scheme.
The "Yellow Jet" as it was called was repainted at Erie in the standard scheme. It never made NH property in the yellow scheme. EP-5 373 new STM NEPM 001.jpgHere's a Jet. . ."Pre-Weathered."
And pulling Pennsy cars.  Would that have been the Congressional?
I believe it is the Congo.
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RanchoBob
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30 Jan 2018, 19:48 #78

Hey, thanks for clearing that up so easily.   I sure like the large NH, but having the number on the nose instead of the anti-climber is equally appealing.       Appreciate the education!   😙
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30 Jan 2018, 21:33 #79

The Congo never operated east of NY. Train could be the Colonial or the Senator.
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31 Jan 2018, 04:06 #80

 Well I have 1 on order As delivered # 370 ( No Vents ) have 2 Brass with Vents already.
Jim Evans
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