Monday, May 02, 2011
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An interesting northeastern United States railroad from pre Conrail times that I have always found enjoyable to research, was the former Central Railroad of New Jersey. This railroad was also known as "The Jersey Central" by many railfans.
Although the CNJ was known in later years for their dark green and gold striped painted diesel locomotives, an effort was made to brighten things up during the 1970's era.
The CNJ with it's unique "Statue of Liberty" logo, really looked nice with the red paint scheme featuring a white broad diagonal stripe. This color schem became known as the CNJ's "U.S Coast Gaurd" color scheme. The U.S Coast Guard had a simular advertising image for their recruitment efforts in past years.
This photo of a red CNJ EMD model NW 2 diesel yard switcher locomotive, was taken at Newark New Jersey USA in 1974.