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Re: PC: PC 4902 -Reply
- Subject: Re: PC: PC 4902 -Reply
- From: alcoman <alcoman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 13:04:13 -0500 (EST)
Aint it a bit interesting that the color of that AAR train is almost an
exact match to CR's locomotive colors...just an observation!
On Thu, 28 Jan 1999, Robert Holzweiss wrote:
> 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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