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PC: Re: PC Color Guide
- Subject: PC: Re: PC Color Guide
- From: "Rob Carlo" <robcarlo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 00:06:58 -0500
In reference to the 1000-1100 series MU cars, I may be wrong but I believe
I read somewhere once that the " M " designated Metropolitan Transportation
Authority assignment or ownership. If I find out a definate answer I'll
let you know.
> From: MR PETER A KING <BGXX32A -AT- prodigy.com>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: PC: PC Color Guide
> Date: Monday, February 09, 1998 5:54 PM
> Gene Fusco wrote:
> >One additional comment. Between _Penn_Central_Power_ and
> >I don't seem to recall mention of several types of PC equipment. I
> >thinking it would show up in the passenger section. The MP54's, all
> >RDC's and the Metroliners are missing. Any thoughts on why these
> >are missing? All are slef propelled passenger equipment, so they
> may just
> >fall between the cracks between motive power and passenger cars.
> The PC color guide excludes most powered equipment. (Except the jet
> snowblower, pickup truck and tug boat.) Even Burro cranes were not
> included. I really wouldn't expect the MU equipment in there.
> On the other hand, I DO think it's an ommission from the PC Power
> guide, especially the RDCs. However, I don't think we're likely to se
> a revision of the book, or even another printing.
> On a related note, during the PC era, some of the 1000 and 1100
> series MU cars had an 'M' in the middle of the car. (This was when
> they were painted in the PC green scheme.) I once asked a conductor
> what it meant, but he couldn't tell me. The 'M's disappeared when
> the cars were repainted blue and silver.
> On another related note, one of the older 1000 series MU cars
> outlasted it's bretheren by a while. A group of commuters hired it as
> a private car. It was assigned to a particular train, and only the
> group could ride in it. Not sure of the number, or how it was
> equipped inside.
> Peter King in NY
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