UP 7912 Fresh Paint No Flag

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5thGenRR

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I have no inside info on the units with out flags but it is still Standard for those locomotives to be repainted or come new with the flags. I too have seen some in our shop that have had repaints without the flags.

As for the Red stripe, the FRA is the one who has deemed them to be changed to yellow since it has more "reflective properties" than the other colors. The FRA gave us (UP) a date that these were to be restriped by. As we were told on the floor that date has come and gone. As usual with the FRA the threat of fining us has not come to be. Also, the FRA does not require it to be solidly striped all the way around. I forget how far it was but they only require the tape to be so long.
 

cotton_belt

Johnny Lunchmeat
Jenks in North Little Rock sometimes wont put flags on the sides of the ones they repaint. There is also a 5800 series C44AC running around without flags.
 

CSX 700

New Member
Jenks in North Little Rock sometimes wont put flags on the sides of the ones they repaint. There is also a 5800 series C44AC running around without flags.

With only the exception of a few locomotives when the flag was first adopted by UP, the standard procedure is that repaints do NOT have the flag applied and recieve the UP name spelled out. It was only intended to be used on newly built units. A few units originally delivered with the flag have either been repainted following accident damage (UP #7912 in this case) or the flag decal damaged or defaced to the point that it was removed.

Bryan Jones
Brooks,KY
 




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