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PC: Re: FA Thread & PC Prototype

One problem here is most of the stuff that is junk enough to get into
museums now, predates PC and is usually restored to NH, PRR or NYC....

That said, at least 3 different cabooses have been restored to PC colors at
various museums, former PRR/NH cars I believe.

Bill K.

> From: Garrett Rea <Garrett.Rea -AT- worldnet.att.net>
> To: Penn Central <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
> Cc: f-s.rea -AT- worldnet.att.net; Jim Dierks <j.dierks@worldnet.att.net>
> Subject: PC: FA Thread & PC Prototype
> Date: Friday, December 17, 1999 5:14 PM
> Gents:
> Came home to a ton of e-mail, including the lengthy debate on FAs.  I am
> glad that someone pointed out that the one that is painted PC is not a
> FA1/2 or ex-PC for that matter.
> Tonite, despite being under the weather, I went to our (Tennessee
> museum holiday party.  One of the events that occurred was a slide show
> the museum's efforts.  There were several slides of the E units when they
> showed up in Nashville in PC/DOT paint.  One had a crude keystone spray
> panted on the nose and the statement "Pennsy Forever" or something of the
> like, etc.  The slides showed the efforts to blast off its PC markings
> paint it in a God awful fake L&N-like paint job.
> The point is, are there any museums that are willing to restore any PC
> equipment as PC?  I know that IRM has two units in PC paint (the GG1 is
> being blasted/repainted) and I am sure there are more out there. 
> most museums go back and paint them for the original owner.  However,
> for some un-historical (selfish?) reason, repaint either to their own
> "line", or "local line" that never owned (insert equipment) in the first
> place.  So if you are going to do this, why not paint it for a later
> (merger) owner like PC, SCL, Chessie, etc, since you are a MUSEUM and
> therefore, trying to preserve HISTORY.
> Anyone work with a museum that can explain this rationale?  Anyone else
> any thoughts on this topic, or is prototype PC gone for good?

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