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Santa Fe C30-7 in the Kodachrome scheme

In the early '80s, AT&SF and SP attempted to merge to become Southern Pacific Santa Fe (SPSF) and, in anticipation of ICC approval, a number of SF and SP units were painted in a red and yellow scheme nick-named Kodachrome due to the colors' resemblance to Kodak Kodachrome slide film boxes (popular with railfans). Alas, ICC denied approval of the merger of the 2 RRs but many re-painted engines were left to roam the systems. Railfans joked that SPSF stood for Shouldn't Paint So Fast.

Photographed by John Barlow.
Added to the photo archive by John Barlow, May 12, 2019.
Railroad: Santa Fe (AT&SF).

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