The Large and Small of It

Railroads were not always consistent in applying their liveries to diesel locomotives.

Perhaps a shop didn’t have the right specs, didn’t have the needed supplies or had received incomplete instructions.

A good example of this inconsistency can be seen in the above images that represent small and large sizes of the herald of the Baltimore & Ohio on the nose of two locomotives.

In the top image, B&O GP38 No. 3901 is shown in Akron on Sept. 9, 1979, with a large herald on its nose.

In the bottom image, GP35 No. 3511 sports a smaller emblem as it sits in Willard on September 2, 1978.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

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