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PC: Re: Penn Central Lightning stripe!!!!!!!
- Subject: PC: Re: Penn Central Lightning stripe!!!!!!!
- From: "Terry Link" <trlink@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002 18:52:32 -0500
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerhard A. Stuebben" <stuebben -AT- flash.net>
> A few months ago, there was a question on whether any ex-NYC locomotives
> retained their lightning stripes into the PC era. The general consensus
> which I formerly subscribed) was that the lightning stripe scheme, which
> stopped using in 1959, disappeared by 1965. But, as I was going through
> some new (to me) negatives tonight, I stumbled across NYC 7471 in
> stripe. The negative is dated 8/16/67, only six months before merger!
> So, you say ... maybe the date is wrong? No, the date is correct!!! The
> photo was taken by "The Garys" who were careful to date stamp their
> negatives. Also, 7471 is a PC number applied during the pre-merger 1966
> renumbering. The locomotive was previously NYC 6071.
> While I have yet to find a lightning striped locomotive photo dated after
> Feb 1, 1968, this is pretty good evidence that at least one locomotive
> it all the way to the PC era!
>From my Canada Southern website, GP9 #7437 survived into 1968 in the
Also, at least one of the Canada Southern wood cabooses was repainted PC.
trlink -AT- canadasouthern.com
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