To celebrate Reading & Northern’s 40th anniversary, they renumbered and painted two diesel locomotives with special anniversary paint schemes. #1983 was painted in the original Blue Mountain & Reading livery to remember the railroad’s early years, and #2023 received a green and yellow livery similar to current diesels but with special anniversary graphics on the side.
I created this vector graphic for a 40th anniversary t-shirt that could be worn by employees and railfans alike. I drew it from scratch in Adobe Illustrator based on my own photographs of both diesels. (The exceptions were the “Reading & Northern” diamond logo and the “Our 40th Anniversary” text which the railroad provided.)