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Re: PC: La Grange Plant GP-40 Orange C Engines


	You are a true PC fan to think that they were colorful!!! LOL

Walt Gay
grumpy ex-car knocker

On Feb 20, 2007, at 12:08 PM, Jim Kosty wrote:

> The orange "C" GP40s featured very orange, almost "creamsicle"  
> colored orange in the logo.  The Microscale Penn Central diesel set  
> (for the modelers) is a dead - on color match.  The red "P" logo  
> was a pastel red color, which faded quite quickly, as do any red -  
> based colors when exposed to sunlight for a period of time.  The  
> red was not true "RED" as the Microscale decal set features, but  
> this pinkish, pastel color.
> I remember my first sighting of the orange C GP40s ... I was 13  
> years old and in my barbershop...he had a glass window which  
> overlooked the PC Lyons NY to Newberry, PA Line in Corning NY.  A  
> southbound freight happened to venture past, and the second or  
> third unit was a brand - new orange "C" GP40.
> I sure wish PC had kept these colored logos...it added a lot to the  
> otherwise plain paint scheme, in my opinion.  It was always a treat  
> to catch one of the units with the colored logos.  Oddly, it seemed  
> there were quite a few out there painted with the red "P" logo,  
> especially F units and GP35, and GP30 units.  Add this to the  
> various striped and non - striped early PC caboose schemes, and it  
> was a very colorful time for a railfan.  Even better was sitting in  
> town where the Erie Lackawanna east - west mainline crossed over  
> the north - south PC branch - between the two railroads there was a  
> lot of traffic and variety.  Even though the EL trains outnumbered  
> the PC trains by about 4 to 1, I was always a NYC fan, and by  
> default favored PC over the EL...go figure!
> Jim Kosty
> Corning NY
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