A licorice colored engine,
Of minimum maintenance costs…
Black the cheapest color
Of minimal monetary loss.
The Boston and Maine Railroad paint schemes,
On engines of theirs in the past….
Took too much time in application
When other expenses rose fast.
This one is in a museum,
The B & M swallowed up by Pan-Am…
No more SW-1s in mainline service
And they’re back to one color again!
An image of a Boston & Maine Railroad SW-1 (manufactured by E.M.D.”) found on Google,
photo labeled that is from Railroad Museum of New England.