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Re: PC: La Grange Plant GP-40 Orange C Engines
- Subject: Re: PC: La Grange Plant GP-40 Orange C Engines
- From: Walter Gay <waltrail@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 13:30:57 -0500
You are a true PC fan to think that they were colorful!!! LOL
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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