LIRR Hack #38 Holban 1963 Paint scheme?

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nyandw
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LIRR Hack #38 Holban 1963 Paint scheme?

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Any insight on this variation? Here's a (perhaps) unique LIRR Hack paint scheme: Photo: LIRR N52 #38 at Holban Yard 4/14/1963 (Rugen-Huneke)
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Re: LIRR Hack #38 Holban 1963 Paint scheme?

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A possible explanation? Perhaps a stencil used to get the letters on the car sides fast. Normally, a man would follow up with a brush to paint over where the lines were from the stencil, but my guess is some yardmaster wanted it out of there fast! So, no time to touch up paint or to fix the fallen batten. A better question is why white instead of blue/black? Maybe, because there was a can of white paint open from something else! Anyone?

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Re: LIRR Hack #38 Holban 1963 Paint scheme?

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Perhaps it was condemned and not yet determined whether to sell it privately or scrap it. Sure looks awful!

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Re: LIRR Hack #38 Holban 1963 Paint scheme?

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Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, Center Moriches 04/1972 Collection: Dave Keller
The same scheme a decade later.

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Re: LIRR Hack #38 Holban 1963 Paint scheme?

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The info I received: Purchased from the LIRR for $100 by Ray Robinson. Currently at: Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, 2 Chet Swezey Rd. Center Moriches, NY 11934
I tried to locate it via Google 3D, etc., but... Is it still there? Anyone with a further info, circa date for this photo, etc. Thank you.

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Re: LIRR Hack #38 Holban 1963 Paint scheme?

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Probably still there - visable in google earth up till 2019, and visable in google maps 3d, just heavily distorted due to the nature of the location
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Re: LIRR Hack #38 Holban 1963 Paint scheme?

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ConstanceR46 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Probably still there - visable in google earth up till 2019, and visable in google maps 3d, just heavily distorted due to the nature of the location
I just received this: "...Yes, the caboose is still at the camp.
Johneen Feehan
Office Manager
Camp Paquatuck

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