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Re: PC: Black Paint

>Since PC management came from the PRR and NYC, the use of black was
>predictable.  One might even argue that PC was "fancy" compared to the
>last NYC and PRR schemes!

Yes, black was perhaps predictable, both from the standpoint of tradition
and economics. But let us keep in mind that the locomotives of the PRR and
the water level route had extremely plain paint schemes in large part
because of the impending merger, which was anticipated many years before it
actually happened in '68. The simplicity, in theory, made conversion to a
new PC scheme -- whatever it was to be -- easier and cheaper. Hence one
could argue that PC's scheme was indeed fancier than that of its
predecessors. (Remember the red P's and C's?)

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