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Re: PC: NYC GP-40 Handrails

Ned writes:
>Here's a ground ball question for you.  I want to model a mixed string of
>diesels, circa 1969, most in PC livery with a NYC GP-40 thrown in, so I
>picked up a Atlas (N scale), with the white side sill.  (It came with solid
>black handrails.)  My question is, should be handrails be painted white
>or yellow?  I've looked at videos, but can't be sure.
     I just did some NYC models myself to get a better mix of predecessor
There are excellent all color photos in "New York Central System, Gone But
Not Forgotten", by H.F. Cavanaugh.  All handrails shown in pre-merger paint
schemes including GP-40's are yellow.  Edges of steps are both yellow or
left black from what I can tell, some steps are too dirty to tell.


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