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PC: Re: Re: Prototype

Anyone been to Spingfield, MA passenger station?  There's a PC Baggage car
there in Dark green actually in pretty good condition.  Been there for
years...never moved.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill K." <pontiac -AT- dreamscape.com>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 12:45 AM
Subject: PC: Re: Prototype

> There is a museum near Altoona that has a car in PC livery, a passneger
> car, although it is in original paint yet and pretty chalky...
> The Indiana Transportation Museum in Noblesville IN has one of the last
> ex-PRR RPO cars to operate.  The car is still in whitelined full PC livery
> - unknown what they plan to restore it to, it's in decent shape and not on
> the priority list for a redo, although a small covered hopper that had CR,
> PC and PRR lettering all visible was getting painted in August -
> Bill K.
> ----------
> > From: Garrett Rea <Garrett.Rea -AT- worldnet.att.net>
> > To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> > Subject: PC: Prototype
> > Date: Saturday, December 18, 1999 3:00 AM
> >
> > >That said, at least 3 different cabooses have been restored to PC
> at
> > >various museums, former PRR/NH cars I believe.
> > >
> > >Bill K.
> >
> >
> > Yes, I have seen those, and my hat is off to those folks.  As far as
> color,
> > there was an article in the KEYSTONE a while back about a guy that
> painted
> > either an N8 or N5c in focal orange and hated it afterwards.  I guess
> > w/shadow keystone (the way they all get painted...) was his wish but
> > His was different and preserved a moment of PRR (and early PC) history.
> >
> > Granted, a black PC E8 could be a bit of an eyesore due to size, but how
> > about a green and white smooth side passenger car (if any survive) or
> fluted
> > car with the black letter boards?  I know that very few museums ever
> obtain
> > freight (esp second generation, IRM's six axle BN U boat is the only one
> I
> > can think of) diesels due to their value, but a step back, a GP7 would
> > sharp.  Unfortunately, the same GP7 in NYC would be pure nostalgia......
> >
> > GWR
> >
> >

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