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Re: PC: Penn Central Highlight
- Subject: Re: PC: Penn Central Highlight
- From: "Joe Witcofsky" <cyberkat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 11:08:20 -0700
It was probably a SD 9. There were several assigned to Orangeville in the
'70's, for use on the "shiftin ladder" crew at Bayview South End, and as a
Tunnel Helper, to supplement or substitute for the normally assigned
electric helper engine. The SD's continued through after Conrail, and were
still there in '85 when I last worked at Bayview.
----- Original Message -----
From: NEW HAVEN U25B <ERIE-LACKAWANNA -AT- prodigy.net>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: PC: Penn Central Highlight
> Are you sure you saw a single SD7 in Baltimore? They usually operated in
> pairs since PRR/PC only owned a pair of these with all others similar umts
> as SD9's. They were assigned Madison Hill service and under CR were common
> in Allentown and Bel-Del Line
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "weldon" <weldon -AT- fastol.com>
> To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
> Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 11:08 PM
> Subject: Re: PC: Penn Central Highlight
> > I was a wee lad when PC entered the scene, but as dad was a traffic
> > I heard all about it. He brought home a Tyco set, an F-7 A and B,
> > incorrectly painted (Jade?) green. I'm not sure, but I think it was a
> > hand-out from the railroad directly post-merger when things like paint
> > schemes probably weren't completely ironed out. Is anyone familiar with
> > this? Or was it just another Tyco trash job that was generally
> > I also remember seeing a PC SD-7 lurking around Penn Station in
> > the early 70's, and remembering how stately it looked in its grimy
> > particularly when compared to the ridiculous paint job applied by Cheesy
> > System at that time.
> > My favorite paint schemes were the basic black ones. NW, PC, Western
> > Maryland, Southern (another twist on black/green) and of course, DLDG on
> > Pennsy. After the Conrail consolidation, I enjoyed seeing Reading, EL
> > LV motors in Baltimore, and the occassional CNJ. But a pure lash-up of
> > black was always the best. Especially the E-44's. About the only thing
> > that black didn't do justice to was the GG1. The sweeping lines and
> > brilliant style of Loewy's masterpiece demanded a more ornate treatment
> > the PC or Amtrak gave it. Thank goodness 4935 was restored while it was
> > still in service. I recall seeing it many times at the Knecht Ave.
> > crossing in southwest Baltimore late on a Friday night after a night of
> > model railroading at the BSME.
> > I think if Amtrak wants to draw a few more riders, they should apply
> > the classic streamline paint schemes to their newer equipment. Imagine
> > Genesis diesel with an adaptation of the classic NYC lightning stripe?
> > Acela set in Tuscan Red with 5 stripes? The paint scheme they are now
> > (wide blue stripe, narrow red stripe) makes me feel like I'm getting on
> > bus.
> > My favorite PC scene, though, is a view of a GP30 waddling down an
> > spur, knee high in weeds, with a covered hopper and an N5c in tow,
> > the trenches of branch line railroading. It was not the glamour of the
> > corridor, or the history of the Curve, or the Water Level Route, but it
> > so indicative of what caused the PC's failure, and how railroading has
> > changed since.
> > Lee
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: FrancisinSunbury <RDGbuff -AT- webtv.net>
> > To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Cc: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <email@example.com>
> > Date: Thursday, June 15, 2000 10:04 PM
> > Subject: Re: PC: Penn Central Highlight
> > I kinda liked the PC because I saw my first "foreign" power on it.
> > Couldn't wait to see those NYC engines. Most I had ever seen was a CB&Q
> > engine in red,gray, & white (GP-30 or GP 35???) on PRR and a B&O unit on
> > the RDG.
> > I always seemed to like the green freight cars. I am not sure but the
> > lighter green did not seem to be NYC jade green to me. I don't know if
> > it ever was meant to be or was. Also, the green on the centerflows was
> > a darker green. Not sure anymore about the H-54s". That is why I use
> > Floquil PC green on gons and boxes. I use Scalecoat PC green on the
> > centerflows. Thank Floquil for bringing the green back. Oh yeah, the
> > H-54s" are in the design (kitbashing) stage. Undecided on green.
> > Now a question---the yellow on PC ballast cars (other M-O-W)---was it
> > the same as PRR yellow? Hints on what to use appreciated. Have nine
> > kitbashed MDC covered hoppers in the paint shop.
> > RDGbuff
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