Like Lightning

Written by Elroy Davis on Jan 08, 2011 in - 0 Comments

NYC EMD E8 Lightening Stripe
The New York Central, from roughly the mid 1940's to the early 1960's, used a striking grey on grey "lightning stripe" livery on their locomotives that MocPages user Rahkshi Poopi has captured very well in his LDD design for an EMD E8.

When I spotted this it was instantly recognizable.  I had captured a photo of a similar unit a couple of years ago at the Danbury Railway Museum in Danbury, Connecticut.

NYC at Danbury, CT

The unit at Danbury is, if I remember correctly, an EMD E9, and a repaint, but you can see how well Rahkshi captured the prototype striping in his model.

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Elroy Davis lives in southern Vermont with his wife and two daughters. In addition to LEGO trains, his hobbies include board gaming, war-game terrain building, mask-making, photography, and, most recently, scratch-building traditional skin-on-frame kayaks. When not creating things, he spends his free time learning how to create things.


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