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PC: Re: PC Color Guide

In reference to the 1000-1100 series MU cars, I may be wrong but I believe
I read somewhere once that the " M " designated Metropolitan Transportation
Authority assignment or ownership.   If  I find out a definate answer I'll
let you know.   

> From: MR PETER A KING <BGXX32A -AT- prodigy.com>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: PC: PC Color Guide
> Date: Monday, February 09, 1998 5:54 PM
> Gene Fusco wrote:
> >One additional comment. Between _Penn_Central_Power_ and 
> _PC_Color_Guide_
> >I don't seem to recall mention of several types of PC equipment. I 
> was
> >thinking it would show up in the passenger section.  The MP54's, all 
> the 
> >RDC's and the Metroliners are missing.  Any thoughts on why these 
> classes
> >are missing?  All are slef propelled passenger equipment, so they 
> may just
> >fall between the cracks between motive power and passenger cars.
> The PC color guide excludes most powered equipment. (Except the jet 
> snowblower, pickup truck and tug boat.) Even Burro cranes were not 
> included. I really wouldn't expect the MU equipment in there.
> On the other hand, I DO think it's an ommission from the PC Power 
> guide, especially the RDCs. However, I don't think we're likely to se 
> a revision of the book, or even another printing.
> On a related note, during the PC era, some of the 1000 and 1100 
> series MU cars had an 'M' in the middle of the car. (This was when 
> they were painted in the PC green scheme.)  I once asked a conductor 
> what it meant, but he couldn't tell me.  The 'M's disappeared when 
> the cars were repainted blue and silver.
> On another related note, one of the older 1000 series MU cars 
> outlasted it's bretheren by a while. A group of commuters hired it as 
> a private car. It was assigned to a particular train, and only the 
> group could ride in it. Not sure of the number, or how it was 
> equipped inside.
> Peter King in NY

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