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Re: PRR Roof "colors"
ELDEN GATWOOD <ELDEN.GATWOOD@...>
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You confirm what all the folks who I have talked to over the years that
worked for the PRR (and others) have said. Instructions are fine, but you
do what you can do.
That is also a great story about the SD45. You wouldn’t happen to know who
might have done that, would you?
From: Thomas Olsen [mailto:tmolsen@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 10:38 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] PRR Roof "colors"
This discussion of what was, what is and what it was supposed to be is
the reason that the PRR was the "Standard Non-Standard Railroad of the
World" after WWII.
Shop Formen, in many cases, made due with what was on hand when doing
repaints, regardless of what the painting specs said should be done. It
did not matter whether they were painting cars or engines! No matter
what the purists say, I have found after 38.5 years of working on the
PRR-PC-CR-AMT, that after WWII anything went, even up into the PC-CR
The best one was the SD45 that suddenly sported large PRR keystones in
the late PC period. You can't imagine the witch hunt that went on to
find out "WHO DID THAT" when that engine showed up on the road.
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ELDEN GATWOOD wrote:
flak too seriously.the
PRR in the State Archives at Harrisburg. The one I have in front of me isnot
apply specifically to the X44 as-built. However, it is a good idea ofwhat
the PRR "intended" their freight cars to be "painted". If you are reallyhave
added nothing to this, and have only passed over the irrelevant stuff.it?
Maybe they didn't read the instructions and had always been doing it thatspecifically
in the instructions.takes
a look at the roof colors, where you can see them. Especially those picsof
the X29 rebuilds. The word "uniform" does not come to mind!red
sides and ends. This is based on painting specs for X43A's as well asbe
covered in asphaltum and "sides and ends" to be painted FCR - no mentionof
roof. This was a common enough painting practice at the time (early1950's)
on other roads were roofs were either black or unpainted galvanized. Inspell
this out and even specify that some overspray of the side color onto thethere
are numerous photos of shadow keystone cars with just this sort of roofa
result some PRR experts have taken the approach that despite what the P&Leven
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