> It is interesting that the yellow stripes on the black hood units
> had two shades of yellow/grande gold. In my Rio Grande in Color
> Vol 1, I could be wrong but it looks like the SD7 5300 on page 52
> and GP7 #5100 on page 52 has a darker shade it appears. I used to
> think it was just the lighting in the photo but I recall folks
> pointing out that some of the hood units received a different shade
> of yellow midway through their production/painting from the builder.
This has been covered before--many times.
The GP7s, SD7s and first order of GP9s came with yellow imitation
gold striping and lettering, the SD9s and second order of GP9s came
with Duco Orange aka Aspen Gold striping and lettering. In my album
in the List Photo Albums is a photo showing the difference in a
single 4-unit set of GP9s.
Jim Eager <firstname.lastname@example.org...>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada