Re: PFE Question

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

jim peters wrote:
A question for the PFE guys,
I have seen the odd picture showing the car numbers
stencilled on the roof. Admittedly these were older
photos from the 1920's and 30's. I'm in the process
of applying the decals to my latest project, a PFE
My question, was this practise of putting the car
number on the roof continued into the 1950's? If yes,
what size and where were they located?
Sorry the slow reply, Jim, as I was out of town until tonight. The PFE Chief Mechanical Officer I interviewed said that the roof numbers were NEVER standard, and were NEVER applied to anywhere near all the fleet. I know from photos that size and location differed in different cases. If you want the roof numbers, I think there were possibly still a few in the 1950s, but my own model fleet for 1953 does not have any and won't have any. Of course, YMMV.

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