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Christopher J. May wrote:

Hey everybody...
	Was browsing through the pictures on alt.binaries.pictures.rail
and came across PC 4902@sunnyside yd 9-20-69. Now if you will
please excuse my asking a dumb question. I noticed that it was painted in
a blue and gold "American Railroads" paint scheme. What was this paint

In 1969 AAR put together a train that toured America to celebrate the
centennial of the completion of the transcontinental rail line in 1869.

Why did it come it to being? 

Distinguish the train from everyday equipment.  Virtually all member roads
contributed equipment and they wanted a uniform "look."  The equipment
ran in AAR colors for a short time after being returned to the lending

How long did it last? 

Just until May 1969.  After the train completed its trip the equipment was
returned to member roads and repainted as time permitted.  PC 4902 ran
in the AAR scheme for a while until being repainted  in late 1969 or early
1970.  FYI - Before being repainted in the AAR scheme GG-1 4902 wore
a "Red P" scheme.

Robert Holzweiss
"Robert.Holzweiss -AT- bush.nara.gov"

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