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Re: PC: PC paint

KEMACPRR -AT- aol.com wrote:
> Initially the PC repainted equiptment as it came in for heavy repairs only.
> All of the locomotive fleet had been renumbered in the 1966-1967 time period
> before the merger. In 1970 the new president of the PC  Jordan was his last
> name I believe decided that the old red team/green team infighting had to go .
> There was a concerted effort to eliminate the old PRR and NYC logos on
> equiptment and buildings. This was the period of the paint-outs where almost
> any color it seemed was applied over the old name/logo and a PC was placed
> over the spot. This didn't seem to apply to cars as much as it did to
> locomotives and building signs.
>  The physical plants were already pretty worn out by the time of the merger.
> Weeds had replaced ballast in many places and almost everything had a run down
> look. I remember this era well and regret not taking more pictures than I did.
>                                                                              K
> en McCorry


Thanks for the input. These questions and more or a result of my wanting
to make my layout more plausible and operations oriented. My original
concept was to model part of the Buffalo line - like you have done.
However, I really like heavy urban industry, and steel in particular, so
as a result I have moved the layout a little further East to Pittsburg,
and am modeling a ficticous connecting railroad as well as parts of the
PRR Panhandle line. The PRR will interchange with my "Allegheny
Terminal" at three locations and will serve as the outlet to the world
via 8 track staging yards at each end. The final question is whether or
not to model the PRR in 1966-67 or PC in 1968-69.

I have enjoyed vignettes of your steel mills via the helper video shot
on your layout. Your mill complex has been inspirational. I have a 3' x
24' space for my steel complex and will have an electric furnace as well
as finishing mills. Construction of the mill buildings is under way
based on techniques I demonstrated at KC in my industrial architecture

Since I live in Houston, all my visions of Pittsburg and Pennsylvania
railroading come from visits to Pittsburg, Mount Union & Philadelphia,
which I make twice a year to call on customers. It is also nice to be
able to ask questions of those who live there and get polite educated
answers in return.

Thanks again,

Greg Johnson
gjohn195 -AT- swbell.net

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