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Brand New Pennsy SD45 by classictrains Brand New Pennsy SD45 by classictrains
One of the advantages of living in Chicago's west suburbs in the 1960's was the proximity to EMD's factory. Not only to see the scrap that came in but the new that went out. This brand new Pennsy SD45 is sitting on the interchange track connecting the Harbor with the Q, waiting to be transferred east This was the engine that taught me that Pennsy's color actually was a shade of green!
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Mellette Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture, but... to be clear; this was taken in '66? I see the copyright dates of '07 and '09... Just curious...
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classictrains Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Taken in 1966 but scanned and first posted in 2007 then colour adjusted, cropped and reposted in 2009. Just like a book. It's not about when the words were written but about when they were published for public consumption.
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holzernes-herz Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
If you hadn't said that they were green, I would have believed that they were either a dark almost navy blue, or black :lol: Unless of course it's the screen on this laptop that's making it look that way.
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classictrains Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
getting colours right on screen is almost impossible since everyone's screen is set differently... in this case... after a few months in the sun in service it became indistinguishable from dirty black.

This was the only time I ever saw a Pennsy engine that i could honestly say "it's green."
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holzernes-herz Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
I guessed that it would be the screen to blame, so no worries about it. I get the same problem when moving between the PC and the laptop.
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sullivan1985 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Mmmmmmmmm....
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LordNegaduck Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Wow!! What a gorgeous shot indeed!! :w00t: :icondragonnod1: :icondragonkeke: Where exactly is she headed for? :icondragonkeke: :icondragonwant:
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classictrains Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
She "was" headed for the Pennsy in Chicago. When this picture was taken there still was a Pennsy. (I'm not sure if you noticed but every one of my devArt pictures has the year taken at the bottom.)
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LordNegaduck Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Yuppers :icondragonnod1: Now the Ducky notices :icondragonlaugh: 1966!! I just assumed that when I saw BRAND NEW I thought maybe like a local short-line railroad had it painted up :icondragonkeke: The Ducky is too young to remember the real Pennsy going through Trenton, but I do remember the imfamous PennCentral :rofl: and all the mismanagement that occurred :icondragonweep:
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classictrains Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
You're not the first person to focus on the picture and miss the text. (Not a bad thing actually.) I hope my comment didn't offend you.
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LordNegaduck Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Oh No not at all :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I was so :omg: :omg: :omg: OVERJOYED when I saw that gorgeous Pennsy Locomotive!! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
The SD45s will never die, much like their SD40-2 cousins. They are practically immortal, and to quote Sully, will be farting around the rails of North America for decades.
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Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
God I love that phrase. :giggle:
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factorone33 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
;P
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illinoiscentral6070 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
I found another Pennsy engine on rrpicturearchives.net Pennsylvania SD45 6233 later became Conrail 6233. It was retired by Conrail and was sent West where it later became Montana Rail Link 375: [link]
To tell you the truth, SD45's are :#1:
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illinoiscentral6070 Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Some of those Pennsy SD45's went to Montana Rail Link
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classictrains Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
yeah... it's funny how stuff moves around... I had another shot recently where I discovered the engine ended up with MRL
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Leadfoot17 Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
Wonder if she's still around? Though as THE-PIT-MONSTER said, probably downgraded to an SD40.

Good picture. =)
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Joseph-W-Johns Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Photographer
This engine is probably a SD40-2 now and some leasing company probably has it.
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
PRR Brunswick Green! :-) But one would be hard pressed to tell difference from black after a few thousand miles. :-)

Man that is a pretty shot! When I was a kid growing up along the PRR Conemaugh Division, locomotives like this were a common sight. Those were the days!
-YD
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot! :D

RWT
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