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Re: PC: What if?
- Subject: Re: PC: What if?
- From: "Chris Osterhus" <su_carbs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 03 Aug 1998 10:04:07 PDT
>The Penn Central of 1998 would certainly have a new image for the
>and rolling stock. Knowing how corporations market themselves, I
cannot see the
>simple black and white scheme with just the worms making it to 1998.
>the NS is black and white, it is a "sporty", 1990's design/image.
>I think the worms would have made it this far, but the colors may have
>retro-ed back to the white and red or some combo. The engines, if kept
>and white, would have some additional markings or stripes. NS would
>probably picked a different scheme for themselves if PC were still
>If the color changed, I could see Penn Central going the way of CSX,
with a very
>modern, well mixed color scheme (this is all opinion of course). The
>stock PC green was late 60's and 70's design, and would have been
>axed by now, to probably something such as Conrail's brown.
>As for a full retro scheme of Pennsy and NYC as stated in a previous
>is a definite possibility given the nature of marketing in the late
>we know, a lot of companies are looking for the "retro" look which is
>mind with a lot of younger people these days. (Hell...even bell bottoms
>As for the modeler, there are many exciting possibilities and room to
>As for the rest of "what if" I think Penn Central today would be
>that is all the current Conrail trackage without the Erie Lackawanna
>which I think would have found their way to Chessie.
When I was surfing the web awhile ago, I found some simple
line-drawlings of PRR and NYC locomotives...I was just screwing around
with them, when it hit me; why not put PC lettering on them (but, in
the same colors and styles used by the PRR and NYC, etc.)? Well, I went
ahead with it, and now have a PRR-wannabe PC E8. I left the drawings
alone, except for the lettering. Imagine a tuscan red E8A with 5 gold
stripes on it, with "Penn Central" lettering on it! NYC F7s don't look
to bad either!
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