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Re: PC: E8 pilots/blanked portholes

Some EL F units in the end had unpainted plywood panels on some units 
running on the Bloomsburg line.

>From: "Craig E. Hatter" <ns4610 -AT- bluegrass.net>
>Reply-To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
>To: "Penn-Central" <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
>Subject: PC: E8 pilots/blanked portholes
>Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 16:34:28 -0500
>The portholes were actually replaced with extra batten panels. The panel
>with the porthole was removed and a new one was inserted. Now this is not
>always the case,but more often than not this is what was done. I have seen
>photos where they painted right over the glass,or patched with a welded
>plate. As for this pilot issue, the descriptor for these different pilots 
>basically that they were much more vertical than the traditional passenger
>pilot and they did not have the recessed curve with accompanying bolt head
>line like the freight pilot. For those with a copy of PC Power, Red P #1707
>on page 130 illustrates this type pilot. That is not a passenger pilot. You
>can see the weld seam right next to the mud. PC 1501 on page 136 also has
>this type pilot. These may be modified passenger type pilots,but there is
>not current way to duplicate this in model form.

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