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Re: PC: Run through power

With the PC ex - Amtrak E-Units, all the ex - NYC units conveyed to Amtrak were
conveyed painted in PC paint.  None had NYC markings left on them.  Of the ex -
PRR E8's conveyed to Amtrak, three of them were conveyed still in PRR paint.
They were 4250 (Amt 277), 4283 (Amt 291) and 4298 (Amt 305).  I have never seen
any photo documentation of these units running in PRR paint with the Amtrak
numbers.  I believe they were used as parts source to keep the others running.
4283 was officially retired under PC on 12/13/72 even though it was conveyed to
Amtrak, so it must have been in pretty bad shape.

"Chris Osterhus" <su_carbs -AT- hotmail.com> on 05/23/2001 12:45:36 PM

Please respond to penn-central -AT- smellycat.com

To:   penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
cc:    (bcc: Mark Branibar/USA/NA/Praxair)
Subject:  Re: PC: Run through power

>Concerning the NYC cigar band saga, and not to throw water on anything, >if
>you look at the whole motive power picture for PC up to Conrail, no >in
>service units survived in original NYC, PRR or NH paint.  Let me >qualify
>that statement.  All of the black Conrail units that everyone >saw up into
>the eighties with NYC, PRR or NH markings showing were the >results of poor
>paint jobs that had worn off over the years or >employees who had scratched
>off the paint in order to show the >originally keystones and cigar bands

What about Amtrak's ex-PC E-units? I remember a few of them still being in
full PC paint...only to be repainted later (or scrapped).

--Chris Osterhus
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