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 Post subject: Re: C&NW 284 saved; will be restored to operation!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:51 pm 

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I have the vector art work for the slogans as well as the fonts for the lettering.

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 Post subject: Re: C&NW 284 saved; will be restored to operation!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:10 pm 

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Mark sent me this photo of the end of CNW 284 with the lettering he applied.



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 Post subject: Re: C&NW 284 saved; will be restored to operation!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:30 pm 

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A couple of updates:

The first photo shows the informational data that Mark applied to the car while the outside weather was still good in late October.

C&NW #284 was moved inside after our operations were finished last week. The East Annex of the Shop has no heat, but the temps this week were still good enough that Mark was able to start work on the lettering of the car. The second shot shows him at work today while the 3rd photo shows a close up of the Chicago and North Western lettering.

Not sure how long the decent temps will last.

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 Post subject: Re: C&NW 284 saved; will be restored to operation!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:05 pm 

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Mark continues his work on the 284. Here he is today in the Shop's East Annex (photo 1), taking measurements to make sure the CNW initials and the cars road number are straight. The results from earlier in the week on the "400 Streamliner" lettering are shown in the second shot. Another coat of white paint on the "400" section was still to be applied. Finally, in honor of the work on the box car, the cap shown in the 3rd photo was made for the museum.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:26 pm 

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Very very nice work. Great to see freight cars getting some attention!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:05 am 

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It's very good to see cars being repainted with actual stencils and actual paint (even if it's not the good, old fashioned style paint with lead in it) instead of the vinyl lettering that everyone seems to think they have to use now.


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