"I have to agree with John Campbell... I think the red and gray looks
best on the RS-2s & RS-3s.
Interesting to note: The GB&W was constantly upgrading their
Alcos. As delivered, all of the RS-2s & at least #305 and #306 of
the RS-3s came with single beam headlights, later converted to twin
sealed beam retrofits inside the old single beam casing, then to the
headlight shown on #308 here. All the RS-2s came with louvers on the
doors, (possibly #305 and #306 as well) and GB&W later retrofitted
these units with the bare carbody filters shown here. Even the two S-1
switchers and the S-2 received the bare carbody filters!
Also: Although they were still Alcos, the RS-3s as rebuilt into
RS-20s kinda left me with a bad taste in my mouth. Maybe it was that
chopped short hood. Milwaukee Road did that with four RSC-2's, but the
result wasn't quite as esthetically insulting as the GB&W's
rendering of the chopped short hood."