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

Plus, the typeface Atlas used for the lettering on the long hood is not even 
close to the NYC's style of lettering.  The ones the NYC ended up obtaining 
came in the black with white frame stripe scheme with the unique oval art - 
deco NYC logos on the cab sides.  The ones the NYC turned away ended up 
being D&H locos.  I operated one of them back in 1983 when the NYS&W 
borrowed #5000 from them due to all available units bad ordered that day.  
It was a slippery running bugger, couldn't pull 13 cars!
Jim Kosty

>From: Jerry Jordak <jer -AT- smellycat.com>
>Reply-To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
>To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
>Subject: Re: PC: Re: Lightning stripes in the PC era? NOPE--nor for RS-11s
>Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 22:57:57 -0500
>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...
>Thanks for the info!

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