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Re: PC: Re: Handrail colors

Jerry Jordak wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 02:09:54PM -0500, Mark Branibar wrote:
>>I believe that Penn Central's standard practice was yellow handrails.  All of
>>the color slides I have of PC locomotive equipment taken during PC's official
>>existence show yellow handrails.  It was only after April 1, 1976, during the
>>Conrail era, that white handrails started to show up on units still in former PC
> I have a slide I picked up a couple weeks ago of a PC GP38-2 with white
> handrails. I was planning to scan it for the web site. I'll check the date
> of it tonight, and if it's pre-4/1/76, I'll try to scan it real quick and
> post it.

I checked the slide, and the date on it was 1977, so it was more than 
likely a Conrail repainting of the handrails. Sorry...thought I had a rare 
bird on my hands... :-)


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