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QUOTE (ebaykal @ 2 Apr 2007, 21:35) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Any idea of what this means and why is it that color?

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Hi Baykal,

sorry to interfere; I should know better, yet...

The white, or actually very light grey photo livery, has been applied to Reichsbahn engines upon delivery from the factory, so that photos could be taken. Pipes, vents, valves were black, as was the foremost boiler section, and certain parts of the drivers´ cab, walkways etc. The idea was to create photos with a maximum amount of contrast to show most if not all of the plumbing that had been applied to the loco. This would have been very difficult to see on a black and red engine. After the delivery photos had been taken, the engine was painted in black and red (or, in early Reichsbahn and Länderbahn years, green and red, blue and black, teal and red, whatever colors the engine was supposed to wear).

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