Units in Unusual Paint Schemes
Click on the type of locomotives you would like to view, then use your browsers's back button.
GP40-2 6382 /
This John Fravert photo is the only I've ever seen of one of the "test schemes" before any official CSX scheme was adopted. Note the extremely light gray color and the dark gray top.
CW40-8 1992 /
CW40-8 7812 was renumbered 1992 for President Bush's Whistle Stop Tour, and painted in this scheme at the Huntington, WV shops. The Presidential Seal was placed under the cab window only when President Bush was onboard the train.
CW40-8 7812 /
After the presidential duties were complete, the 1992 was renumbered back to 7812, but still wore the American flag paint until finally being repainted into the standard CSX scheme in 1999.
NW2 9565 /
Painted by the Cumberland, MD shops during the Chessie era, this switcher served as the Cumberland shop switcher until its retirement. During that time it wore several different slogans on the cab.
CW44AC 136 /
As units are worked on in the shop, hood doors being swapped in and out don't always line up the way they should from a paint standpoint.
U36B 5771 /
Proving that there is no spellcheck in the shops once the hood doors get swapped.
CW60AC 699 /
GE delivered 3 CW60AC units with this special "Diversity in Motion" lettering. These three units marked the end of the 600 series (699), and the beginning of the 5000 series (5000, 5001).
SW1500 1129 /
When the current CSX scheme was introduced, the first two switchers painted (1129, 1171) had the scheme applied "backwards". Unit 1129 was returned when it's lease expired still in this scheme, while 1171 eventually was repainted.
MP15AC 1193 /
A few switchers in pre-CSX schemes received modified paint schemes or repainted patches, but not many (if any) others received this version.
GP38 2023 /
Yellow End Touch-up
Had they painted the entire end, this would have been classified as in the b&o-y scheme. It seems like they didn't quite finish the job.
GP38-2 2814 /
This shows the problem associated with stick-on numbers as opposed to painted-on numbers. At least the stick-on numberboard numerals held on.
C30-7 7024 /
Even though this C30-7 already had a yellow nose in it's CSX-y scheme, it was given a new YN2 wrap around style yellow nose, along with thicker yellow side stripes.
GP40 6518 /
As Chessie units were being renumbered into their CSX slots, a power shortage sent a handful of units back on the road before new numberboards could be installed.
GP40-2 6084 /
Identity Crisis 2
Another identity crisis unit as the renumbering process was not quite complete on this GP40-2.
C40-8 7600 /
C40-8 7600 was picked to proudly wear this plaque honoring CSX employees and their commitment to Damage Prevention. I don't think it stayed on the unit too long, and I wonder where that is now.
GP40-2 6039 /
As part of the corporate restructuring, the B&O and WM railroads were merged into the C&O as CSX took shape. This former B&O locomotive
is the only I know of to have it's sublettering changed to "C&O". Right after this, units began to be stenciled "CSXT".
U36B 7764 /
This engine is lettered and painted for CSX and subletted for the Massachusetts Call Volunteer Firefighters Assn (MCVX). It also has decals for the CSX Police Rapid Responce Team. Formly used at Waycross as load test unit CSX WL01.
Ex CSX B36-7s /
In Transit to Brazil
Nothing really unusual about the paint schemes or units, but it's not every day you see a boatload of ex CSX units sailing to Brazil.
RDMT 2304 /
RDMT 2304 wears a special banner reading Live Injury Free Everyday - Jacksonville Service Lane. This banner was applied to a handful of regularily assigned units to the JSL.
SD45-2 HLS1 /
Load Test Unit
When the Huntington, WV shops needed a load test unit, they looked to former SD45-2 8969. It briefly wore this scheme with no number or lettering.
SD45-2 HLS1 /
Load Test Unit
The Huntington shops then renumbered the unit HLS1, and modified the paint scheme to this one of a kind design.
SD70M 4677 /
DC Ligtning Bolt
Several CSX AC units never received lightning bolts under the numbers, however here's a non-AC unit that managed to get one. Someone at the shop mistakingly applied the lightning bolt to freshly repainted SD60M 4677. It was quickly removed.