Re: Digest Number 8711
In a message dated 5/14/2014 4:31:41 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, STMFC@... writes:
Lettered it for EIEX ("Entirely Imaginary Equipment Corporation"
A number of years ago Tom did another EIEX car, which usually runs in (imaginary) express service from Pittston (where Tom usually works on my DL&W) to Hoboken. Pittston being in Pennsylvania mining country he usually handles several of the T-M hoppers loaded with anthracite coal. A couple of these were offered by the ARHS many years ago, and I decaled a bunch more--they look good with the big "LACKAWANNA" on the sides. Even if they aren't exactly correct.
Back about '73, I acquired a bunch of the "X-29s" which I promptly painted black and decalled for the LNE, one of my favorite roads, and a few for my NJN, which is similar to the LNE scheme. Some of these are still in service, but I did a couple of things to improve their appearance---thinned down or replaced the roof walk and added ne A Line stirrups. They don't even look too bad next to the Red Caboose/Intermountain ones.