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Year-2000 Paint Scheme Contest

The Votes Are in, and We Have a Winner!

Railroads have long had a tradition of painting equipment in commemorative paint schemes to mark a special occasion, such as the U.S. bicentennial, a state anniversary, and so on. The year 2000 will mark the end of the 20th century, and as such, becomes such an occasion to celebrate. To go along with this theme, over the past few months, the Railroad Paint Shop has been running a contest. Thanks to all of you who entered. While there can be only one winner of the contest, there were a number of excellent entries, showcasing a lot of talent.

May I have the envelope please?

Our second runner-up is Gerald McCoy, with his Canadian National SD40-2W. Great Job!

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Our first runner-up is Burt Mader, with his Burlington Northern Santa Fe CW44-9. Congratulations!

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And now... (drum roll please)...


Joelle de Lespinois, step up and take a bow! Your design for an Amtrak P42 was voted the best of all the entries for the Railroad Paint Shop Year-2000 paint contest.

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Locomotive line drawings copyright as follows: SD40-2W drawing © 1999 by Jacques Belangér. CW44-9 drawing © 1998, 1999 by Joshua Moldover with modifications by Michael Hauptmann. P42 drawing © 1998 by Jack Bleiberg. All drawings are used by permission and may not be reposted without appropriate credit being given to both the artist and the painter.

Joshua Moldover, Webmaster