SPSF Announces Reincarnation of the Santa Fe

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Rocket Red
After 20 years, the SPSF is tired of being a 4-letter word. The Santa Fe is back, but the company will still officially be named the Southern Pacific & Santa Fe Railway. Here are a couple of the locomotives with the new logo change:





The Name's Really Matt...
I always enjoy seeing "prototypical" freelancing. Will you be repainting any locomotives with Espee lettering?



Rocket Red
Thanks guys! There will definitely be more to come - more modern GEs, too. The plan is to just repaint the units that will not be scrapped in 5-10 years. So most GP38s, GP50s, SD40s, & SD45s will be left with the SPSF logo, but there will be some that will be changed - just depends on the life of the unit. All widecabs like C44-9s, AC4400s, and AC6000s will definitely roll over to the new scheme. Should make for an interesting year on the railroad!!

Edit - nope, no Espee lettering, just the Santa Fe all the way.


Master Mechanic
At times it's always fun to think "what if". What if the Southern never merged with the N&W. Can you imagine a SD-80MAC in original SRR tuxedo black, or even a Genesis passenger diesel in SRR green and white, painted like the E8-units that pulled the Crescent up to 1979.


Rocket Red
Thanks for the compliments - the locomotives are actually both Athearn. The SD45T-2 is one of the new RTR, and the AC4400 is a blue box kit.


Diesel Detail Freak
I was up in Ventura County today and saw a ex-SP unit and got an idea, what about "Santa Fe" in SP speed lettering?

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