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PC: Re: Lightning stripes in the PC era?

Late date stripe jobs I have found in NYCLS;
NYC F7's #1653 and what appears to be 1670 (hard to tell) in 1965
NYC F7b #1606(?) in 1964
NYC H16-44 #7004 in 1964
NYC C-Liner #5016 in 1962
NYC GP7 #5686 in 1962
NYC GP9 #6072 in 1962
NYC CPA-24-5 #4503 in 1963 in deadline with many minority builder cab units also in LS
NYC CFA-20-4 #5015 in 1961
NYC GP7 #5699 in 1964
NYC/P&E #5624 in 1965 (also P&E logo on cab)
NYC E-7 #4002 in 1962
NYC E-8 #4095 in 1962
That's all post-1960 I found in NYCLS Vol. #2. I hope that helps!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2001 9:03 PM
Subject: PC: Lightning stripes in the PC era?

Hi everyone,

In HO scale, Atlas has recently released their RS3 and RS11 models in
New York Central, but only in "lightning stripe" paint. While I wish
that they would also release a "cigar band" version that would be
appropriate to use on an early Penn Central-era layout, I got to
wondering: were there any NYC locomotives still sporting their
"lightning stripes" in 1968 or 1969? Anyone ever recall seeing a photo
of or in person any such engines? I'm trying to determine if I could
get away with, prototypically, buying and running a "lightning stripe"
Alco on my future 1969-era layout. Obviously, I wouldn't be able to
assemble a fleet of striped power, nor would they be in pristine paint
(I'd probably weather it up pretty good first).

I saw one photo on George Elwood's NYC locomotive page
(http://www.dnaco.net/~gelwood/other/nyc-loco.html) of a pair of F7s
in 1969 still wearing stripes, so it appears there were two that made
the merger. I'm just trying to get a feel how many more there were
out there, so I can justify either buying or not buying that striped
RS11 that keeps calling my name at the hobby shop each month... :-)


Jerry W. Jordak                   It's not the trains that amaze me--
mailto:jer@smellycat.com          it's the fish heads.
http://prozac.cwru.edu/jer/                       -- Mark Bailey
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