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Southern Pacific Diesel Locomotive Paint Schemes
The Daylights

This page is dedicated to individual Daylight units that would not normally be painted in Daylight colors

HO Scale FP7 in SSW Daylight paint (192k) (C) Ken Perry

EMD FP7 SSW 330 ex SSW 306, later SP 6462

As Cotton Belt had only one FP7, (SP had 16) please go to the Cotton Belt FP7 Info page for details on this loco.
N Scale GP7 in SSW Daylight paint (192k) (C) Flash Blackman

EMD GP7 SSW 304 ex SSW 320

Cotton Belt had only one GP7, and SP had none, please go to the Cotton Belt GP7 Info page for details on this loco.
Southern Pacific painted the 4 TE-70-4S in a Daylight inspired paint:
© Stan A. Rothwell 1993, 1997

SP 7030 - 7033

SP had MK rebuild 4 GE U25B's with Sulzer engines, and painted in this Daylight inspired scheme, please go to the TE-70-4S Info page for details on these locos.
Southern Pacific painted 2 EMD Hood units in Daylight inspired paint:
right hand side three quarter roster shot of #7342 in Yellowbird paint at Oakland, CA. from the collection of Gary Hall

EMD SD40R SP 7342 ex 8470

Rebuilt from SD40 to SD40R 12/80 and released in its first Daylight incarnation, variously known as 'Orangebird' or 'Yellowbird'. This loco went thru at least two variations of Daylight paint.

As there are quite a few References on this loco, I have written a special page for it. Please go to the SD40R 7342 Info page for further details.

Image of SP SD40R in Daylight paint, Copyright Rob Sarberenyi 1986, 1997
SD44R #7399 at Oakland, CA. from Tony Johnson

EMD SD44R #7399 ex 8837

Rebuilt from SD45 8837 and released in Nov 1981, as the prototype for rebuilding all the SD45's, it was deemed to expensive, and it remained a unique unit. A different approach was taken for the SD45 rebuild program. see the SP SD44R Info page for further details on this unique loco.

Image of SP #1 in Daylight paint, Copyright Gregg Fuhriman Nov. 1983. in Roseville.

SP #1 ex 4401

© Gregg Fuhriman Nov. 1983. in Roseville. Caboose SP #1 - Commonly thought to be a Transfer Caboose, this was in fact the Prototype for a series of Road Cabooses. SP's only? example of Class C-50-10, it was built from damaged C-50-3 #4401 in 1980, and painted to match 'Yellow Bird' SD40 7342 as in the above Ron Lehmer photo. The design was based on the Missouri Pacific's 13700 class, known as a 'Short Body' bay window caboose. Frame length remained the same, but the body was shortened and it has no roof overhang. It was used to try out various paint schemes, this being one side, it was different on the other side. See the C-50-10 info page.

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