Posted By Webmaster On Tuesday, July 14, 2015 At 1:30:20 PM (PT)
The color was more yellow (known as "Aspen Gold") up until the 1980s. When Phil Anschutz bought the railroad, the color changed to "Kansas City Orange". Not entirely sure why the color was changed. The latter was applied to the GP40s purchased from Conrail in the 1980s.
The F-units only had the Aspen Gold, so the Royal Gorge Route's are a bit too orange to be prototypical.
Still, as you said, they look very good!
Posted By Paul Bottino from Helper On Tuesday, July 14, 2015 At 12:42:15 PM (PT)
Awesome paint scheme. I can never figure the Rio Grande out. One time the color is orange, another it is more yellow. What is the reason for that.