Re: Milwaukee Road Logos
Actually, the medallion change was officially made on February 2,
1953 when the corporate name CMStP&P was liftred in favor of the long
standing nickname "The Milwaukee Road". New equipment after this
date received the revised medallion as would subsequent repaints. To
date no corporate documentation has come to light that orders the
fleet to be re-letterred ASAP.
The initial order of FP7 ABC units were delivered without the
familiar cab side medallion. Instead, the nose door was emblazed
with a "Running Indian" medallion signifying the route of the
Hiawathas. CMStP&P medallions were applied in late 1951 and the TMR
medallions began to appear after December 3, 1953.
Strangly, even in the early 1960's, long after the Milwaukee had
adopted the UP's streamliner color scheme for the Milwaukee passenger
locomotives and cars, Erie-Built #7A in full yellow/gray streamliner
colors wore the older CMStP&P medallion.
--- In STMFC@..., "Thomas Baker" <bakert@...> wrote:
the Official Guide in 1954, and that is about the same time that the
logo first appeared on freight equipment. As the freight equipment
was shopped, the newer logo was applied. For several years the older
logo with the full company name lingered on equipment. I think that
the early sets of ABA FP7 locomotives for the Twin Cities Hiawathas
even originally had the older logo on them, but I guess a photo would
provide undisputed evidence.
box to the simplified "Milwaukee Road" tilted box? Were there anywere
they changed. Was there a cut-off date that made the changeuniversal