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PC: Re: Prototype
- Subject: PC: Re: Prototype
- From: "Bill K." <pontiac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 00:45:22 -0500
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 -
> 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 colors
> >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
> there was an article in the KEYSTONE a while back about a guy that
> either an N8 or N5c in focal orange and hated it afterwards. I guess red
> w/shadow keystone (the way they all get painted...) was his wish but why?
> 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
> car with the black letter boards? I know that very few museums ever
> freight (esp second generation, IRM's six axle BN U boat is the only one
> can think of) diesels due to their value, but a step back, a GP7 would be
> sharp. Unfortunately, the same GP7 in NYC would be pure nostalgia......
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