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Re: PC: Spotting predecessors

>Does anyone know if the freight cars.. will keep their respective 
NYC and PRR lettering...


I had the opportunity to railfan the CR mainline for 3 days this past 
Railfest weekend, and also have seen many coal hoppers on their way to 
power plants near the Jersey shore.  There have been no PRR letterings 
among the most recently-branded rolling stock (cars that are not being 
repainted), just the NYC lettering on a black square decal (looks like 
a reflective bumber sticker!) that is placed over the CR part of the 
reporting number.  And a smaller decal is also used over the CR on the 
end reporting marks.  This implies that the NYC decals might be removed 
in the future.  From the basic look of the finished product, I doubt this 
decal will last as long as the paint on the original car body.  And, you 
can tell the ones applied on Friday afternoons...They are crooked and 
so poorly positioned that they only obscure half of the CR underneath.

Carl Haslett

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