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

On Sun, 14 Jan 2001, Jerry Jordak wrote:

> Patrick Harris wrote:
> > In NYC Lightning Stripes, Vol. 2, page 50, there is a photo of a covey of RS-11's in LS, BUT the
> > caption says: "Six RS-11's were assembled by ALCO in 1960 on the basis of a verbal commitment from
> > an NYC official, but they were never accepted by the NYC and remained in storage at Selkirk
> > roundhouse through 1960. Eventually they were purchased by the D&H and repainted by ALCO in their
> > new gray and blue color scheme early in 1961. These RS-11's (#8009-8014) were the ONLY ONES
> > (added emphasis) delivered in lightning stripes as the first group (#8000-8009) were painted black......"
> 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... 

They are bogus in that they never ran on the NYC, BUT they were built and
painted so...you could model ALCo's Schnectady deliver yard and park a
couple there.<g>

BTW, bogus or not, they are selling well.  MB Klein sold out the entire
batch of theirs before anything else.

As far as the RS3's, I can't remember.  My fading memory tells me that
they were all cigar band by 1968.  I do remember the RS1's mentioned by
someone else.  Some made it to the PC in stripes, just don't remember
which ones.

BTW, MDC has done 2 numbers of RS3 in cigar band.... 

Steve Sillato
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.

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