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RE: PC: Penn Central GP40/La Grange Photo Link
- Subject: RE: PC: Penn Central GP40/La Grange Photo Link
- From: "Steffan Forbes" <steffanf@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2007 16:06:23 +0000
Sorry... 3070 should be 3170.
>From: "Steffan Forbes" <steffanf -AT- hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
>To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
>Subject: RE: PC: Penn Central GP40/La Grange Photo Link
>Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2007 16:04:35 +0000
> Nice picture. However, those units with the different color hearald that
>start 3 units back are the rare "white P - orange C" GP-40's. These were
>painted as an optional scheme as a nod to the ex-NYC, counteracting the
>"red P - white C". That first orange C unit is 3070... the very first unit
>painted in this scheme. That and the next 16 GP-40's in the line will be
>the only GP-40's painted in this rare scheme (along with one ex-NH RS-3).
>The photo was taken in late '68... likely October (build date of 10/68 on
>>From: "Gary L" <h18w777 -AT- charter.net>
>>Reply-To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
>>To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
>>Subject: PC: Penn Central GP40/La Grange Photo Link
>>Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 05:43:12 -0500
>>Here is a link to a very nice EMD photo at La Grange of new GP40's about
>>to leave the plant. Members of the PCModeler Yahoo list have already seen
>>Note a couple of interesting points. First there are what appear to be
>>traded in Southern Ry E7's back in the yard. Second, the PC scheme
>>changes from all white to "red C" three units back in the line.
>>So very much has changed since this most interesting photo was taken.
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