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O Ore Car LIRR

SKU: RMT967113 Category:
UPC Code: 818636010702
Scale: 1/48DiscontinuedRelease Date: 23Q1
MSRP: $29.95Minimum Quantity: 1
 

The first
timetable to have indicated Dashing Dan was in September 1959, although
he was shown in the April 1957 Long Island Railroader magazine.

Thus, the Dashing Dan logo/scheme appears after 10/1959 as the FM
C-liner diesel units arrived in the paint shop. These units sported
colors of a lighter charcoal gray (which has been nicknamed:
“Goodfellow gray”), orange nose ends, and pilots. This scheme was also
applied to all diesels as they went into the shop for maintenance and
repainting. This practice continued until 1964 when the C-liners were
removed from service and replaced by the ALCO C-420 road units.

Dan first made his “official” appearance to the public on the back
cover of the 1956 LIRR Annual Report.

“Dashing Dan,” was the image created to personify the LIRR’s slogan,
“The Route of the Dashing Commuter.”

Sand loading at the former LIRR customer in Aquebouge, NY is referenced
on each LIRR car and shows a sand load.

The LIRR colors of gray and orange have been previously replicated on
RMT BANG S-4 diesel, BEEP diesels, traditional size boxcars in 2 color
versions, covered hopper car, depressed center flatcar and
caboose…all of which were made over 10 years ago and are no longer
available from RMT…but still very collectible.