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Re: PC: Modeling PC
- Subject: Re: PC: Modeling PC
- From: "Chris Osterhus" <su_carbs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 07:30:00 PDT
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I am not old enough to remember the Pennsy or the Central...I don't
really remember PC all that well either.
All I can really remember was seeing various paint schemes in and around
Pittsburgh during the mid to late 1970s. I remember black GP40s leading
freights through the North Side of Pittsburgh (most of this area has
since been redeveloped).
I remember seeing PC coal trains on the ex-Waynesburg & Washington (This
line later became part of the Monongahela Railway, now part of Conrail).
Every night, I'd stand on great-grandma's porch, and watch the long
strings of black hopper cars pass by.
Most of these images are now gone...But many are still preserved on the
PC home page. I know of at least 2 hopper cars still somewhere in the
One other thing I've noticed, is that the PC, even today still gets a
bad rap from the magazines. An article in MR recently slammed the PC
because of the images that a solid black paint scheme brings to mind.
I model the PC during the 1970s. However, I've taken a different
approach. I've decided to model it as if it had continued...I may even
bring back NYC's famous 'Lightning Stipe' paint scheme!
Any other ideas?
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