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PC: Re: PC sightings

I have a lousy photo somewhere of one of my favorite PC sightings - a
center-flow covered hopper that was an older Conrail repaint in mineral red.
Patches of the red had fallen off to reveal PC green paint and lettering;
however patches of the green had also come off to reveal about 2/3 of the
keystone logo and PRR reporting marks...  so the car is rolling around with
lettering for 3 railroads visible on it.  Actually would be ironic if that
car is still around and went to CSX...

It would appear that some early CR repaints were done in quantity rather
than quality, as I have seen a number of other cars suffering this malady,
of both PC and EL heritage - mostly covered hoppers.  I can see not taking
the time to sandblast the car to bare metal, etc. but they could have at
least washed them first -

Bill K.
----- Original Message -----
From: DECOOKIEMAN -AT- aol.com
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 11:37 AM
Subject: PC: PC sightings

Hi gang, while on a photograpy trip to Youngstown Ohio the other day I ran
across some interesting cars we all might enjoy.The first two were at a
meal place that was right at the intersection of route 422 and I 80. They
were a F30A flat car that is painted in mw yellow with a bunk house on it. A
 what I believe to be a X36L or aX38L box car. I can not make out the
pictures all that well but it is there.The next couple of cars that I
were at a small siding that is located around salt springs rd. and steel st.
There is a small siding there that takes some doing to get to but that was
well worth the effort. There were some PC gons there that one could still
make out all of the reporting marks. But what really caught my eye was the
covered hoppers there. They were unfortunately painted in conrail red. But
upon closer eyesI found what made the trip all worth my effort. Under the CR
paint I could make out yhe Penn Central name as clear a day and could also
make out the name of its predacessor. It was the Ney York Central system.
car was a 138H series. Hope it is still there so I can get some more

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