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PC: Re: PC Black?

 Garrett Rea <Garrett.Rea -AT- worldnet.att.net> wrote;

> I do not want to start the whole Black/DLGE debate again, but this came
> Dear-old-Dad and PRR talk...
> >><< I have always heard, and even seen reference to in a book somewhere
> >that some of the first PC engines were painted with left over DGLE from
the PRR.
 >I too was fooled and I WORKED for the PC!  I used to give out babyfood
> >of Brunswick Green paint to the modellers who were not believers.  I
> >remember when the first PC GE units rolled out of Erie in March or April
> >of 1968 (I remember the snow was still flying when they were delivered)
> >sure looked BLACK to me but while they were still new and given a little
> >sun light, and putting your eyeball right next to the unit, you could
see a
> >HINT of green.  But THAT's ALL IT WAS, a HINT.
> >Bill V.

 I have a slide that I took of two GP-35's in the dead line at Altoona back
in the early 80's. It was a beautiful summer day with excellent lighting. I
noticed that the units were two different shades of black, one had a
definite green cast to it. I figured " here is a perfect example of
Brunswick green Vs PC black."  When I got the slide back and looked closer
at the units I realized that the "green " one was an ex NYC unit.  


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