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Re: PC: Re: Lightning stripes in the PC era? NOPE--nor for RS-11s

>Interesting.... According to that, the Atlas RS-11 models in lightning
>stripes then are bogus, although the numbers are correct (8011 and
>8014). Apparently whoever at Atlas decided on the paint scheme either
>looked at the wrong photos, or didn't read the entire caption...

The RS-11s were the first engines delivered in what would later become
standard black paint with white stripe on the frame.  Photos of these
engines really stick out, because of the unusual herald under the cab -- a
modernized traditional oval (but not the "watermelon").  See
http://gelwood.railfan.net/other/nyc/nyc8003s.jpg .

In a strange twist, they did end up wearing lightning stripes, although not
on the NYC.  See http://gelwood.railfan.net/other/dh/dh5001as.jpg .

Gary Stuebben
Dayton, OH

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