Posted by JVincent on July 8, 2014 
Note that the coupler on #75 is painted, a practice that is strictly forbidden on working railroad locomotives in today's rail world. The painted coupler does look better, though.
Posted by Marty Bernard on July 8, 2014 
FRA requires that wheels and couplers never be painted so cracks can be seen.
Posted by Mike on July 8, 2014 
Yes, that is a FRA violation. Even more unusual is that the knuckle is painted as well. Drawbars, knuckles and wheels are not allowed to be painted. Museums and industrial railroads do not fall under FRA jurisdiction, unless they serve customers, at which point they would fall under the "Common Carrier" status.
Posted by Dave Redmann on July 9, 2014 
(1) Steam locomotive wheels, especially driving wheels, are commonly painted, so I suspect the FRA either exempts, or readily waives the requirement for, them. (2) Even a museum is subject to FRA jurisdiction if its tracks cross a public road, or (IIRC) in interchanges with the 'general system of railroads'.
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