Did any lighting stripes make it to PC?

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Post by Dieter » Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:44 pm

66/67, they stopped painting everything say for new freight equipment. Painting into PC began in 68 and it seemed to be a slow process. Passenger cars were first to go for paint.

Your picture of that decaying electric sitting in Queens exemplified the entire operation - fast and dirty, and that was how they did a job, NOT in expediting freight and people.

The door is open. The door used to have a red NYC oval on it, they were removed and I don't think they were replaced with the mating worms. We were told that "OH, THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT". It was just a great step towards the junkyard, and most of their equipment by 1971 looked like it had come from a junkyard.

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