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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 02/19/2017
October 2000

With the Conrail split came a division of the equipment, and by the fall of 2000, the markings for the engines indentifying their new owners were changing almost daily, especially for NS. With such a pace often comes variety.

For some units, they kept their Conrail number and got a decal on the battery box, either the PRR or NS.

Somebody had some blue paint lying around, so these happened. If all you are used to are black and white, maybe all blues start to look the same.
The favored patch seemed to be white with black letters and numbers. Sometimes the area where they were destined to be operated was added, such as CHAPMAN or POTTSTOWN.
Another version was a black patch with white letters and numbers.
The interlocking PRR was a nice touch.
And then there is this. Guess someone did not like the first version.
Of course, all of this mishegas would only be temporary. Conrail CR 6101 was one of the early ones to get a completely new paint job, taking the black as NS 8343 in June 1999.
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