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PC: Re: Brunswick Green?

If PRR engines were green, why did they appear "jet black"? This is no green
to me. You would not pass an eye examination calling Black as Green. I did
see pictures of these "no so dark green" engines that did appears as green
on FP7's, E7's and some GG-1's. These were definitely green. PRR started to
repaint engines Black around 1959 for the up comming merger with NYC which
would have made it quick and simple to reletter the PRR engines since NYC's
was already back and lettered with just logos and numbers as did PRR. PRR
brunswick green was slightly lighter than NH's hunters green.

-----Original Message-----
From: MR PETER A KING <BGXX32A -AT- prodigy.com>
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <penn-central@smellycat.com>
Date: Wednesday, March 04, 1998 1:50 PM
Subject: PC: Brunswick Green?

>I have a paint chip from the nose of a PC E-8. It is BLACK,
>Microscale instructions notwithstanding. This isn't to say that there
>were no green locos (though I've never seen a photo of one), just
>evidence of at least one black one!
>Peter King in NY
>Rob Carlo wrote:
>Fellow PC fans,
>    Was the official color of PC locomotives Brunswick Green or Black?
>Through the years I've heard one or the other  and even both as being
>  With all the discussion of PC "black" recently it's a good time to
>the question.    Microscale decals instructs modelers to use
>green.  I've painted models in both colors and both look fine to me.
>    Whatever the true color was,  I agree with those who thought it
>was an
>exciting scheme.   The sharp contrast of the body color vs. the bold
>lettering with yellow handrails to accent was dynamic.   PC freight
>were the brightest on the rails in the era of "The Brady Bunch" and
>"bell-bottom" jeans.  Remember those?
>      Rob

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