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Re: PC: Re: La Grange Plant GP-40 Orange C Engines
- Subject: Re: PC: Re: La Grange Plant GP-40 Orange C Engines
- From: "Charles J. French Jr." <PennCentral@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 10:39:52 -0500
Actually, several ORANGE PRR cabooses made it into the PC era. The
Central conductors always complained about the Pennsy cabin cars.
They felt the Pennsy took the "so called" superior NYC cabooses and
sent us their "so called" inferior Pennsy cabin cars. One of the big
things the NYC conductors complained about and I agree were the
Pennsy's smaller steps. The Pennsy cabin cars had much smaller
outside boarding steps which made it very difficult to board a moving
Concerning the ORANGE C possibly being from the Pennsy's Orange cabin
cars, first time I ever heard that one. Being I was working on the
NYC/NH side, this was the explanation I got. Perhaps someone working
on the PRR side got the Orange cabin car theory as an explanation!
Another thing I heard about with the ORANGE C theory was because the
Metroliner Trains. The color Orange was used on items such as food
service carrying trains and their wall menus. Who knows for certain
but I doubt this one?
On Feb 19, 2007, at 9:56 AM, nh370 -AT- comcast.net wrote:
> I will not take issue with anything Chuck had to say about *why*
> the orange
> C was used, but I would like to provide some enlightenment:
>>> After all, the PRR nor the NYC used the color Orange that I'm
>>> aware of, but the New Haven used it extensively!
> The Pennsy did have "Focal Orange" cabin cars. I have never seen a
> by side comparison between the PRR orange and the orange used by the
> NH on some of it's cars.
> Judging from the vintage of the automobile in the background of
> this image:
> I would guess a few orange PRR cabin cars made it to the PC era.
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