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Re: PC: Re: Penn Central Police patch
- Subject: Re: PC: Re: Penn Central Police patch
- From: "Peter King" <fshobby@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 07:44:31 -0500
Here's an auction for one of the patches that Ned is describing. (Not
my auction, I just found it.)
--- Original Message ---
From: NES3524 -AT- aol.com
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
Subject: Re: PC: Re: Penn Central Digest V1 #85
>The PCRR Police Department adopted a somewhat small patch in 1971,
>by an Inspector Robert Steele, an ex-NYC RR man then in command at
>Station in New York, if memory serves; it had a small star
>state (and province, I believe) served by the PC. The only wording
>"POLICE" and it had green PC worms inside a white circle. The rest
>patch was gold embroidery on a dark blue background. Incidentally,
>Conrail PD later adopted the same design, merely substituting the
>logo for the PC worms.
>As far as I know, prior to 1971 the PC PD did not have a patch.
>The only other authentic PC PD patch I am aware of is one that is
>impossible to find - it is a round yellow "Helicopter Surveillance"
>briefly used by a joint track patrol helicopter shared by the PC PD
>Long Island Railroad PD in the New York City metropolitan area. It
>old NY MTA "M" logo, but bears no mention of the name of either
>only saw it once, in the early 1970s at the LIRR PD HQ; only an
>small number were made.
>There is, however, another PCRR PD patch floating around eBay these
>is a larger, gold on black patch, with PENN CENTRAL POLICE fully
> The PC worms are white on red on a black circle inside a 16-pointed
>sunburst design. I did pick one up as a curiosity item. What it
>is open to question. The one I received has a rather modern, iron-
>background, rather than the cheesecloth or mesh backing found on
>the 1970s. My guesses are that: (1) it is a reproduction of a
>that was never adopted, (2) is a reproduction of something used in a
>geographical area, perhaps used unofficially, in order to look more
>local police, or, (3) it is a complete fantasy item.
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