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Author:  Les Beckman [ Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:29 pm ]
Post subject:  PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM

Hoosier Valley's Mark Knebel has begun the painting of Pennsylvania Railroad 50' single door box car # 607627.

Les

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Author:  Howard P. [ Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:48 pm ]
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Looks good! It's amazing just how long a 50-foot boxcar can be when it comes time to prep and paint one.

Howard P.

Author:  rock island lines [ Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:01 pm ]
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Very good! I assume it will look like the one below when done.

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Penn Central jade green boxcar circa 1976. From the internet. by Edward Kwiatkowski, on Flickr

Author:  rock island lines [ Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:16 pm ]
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PS.
Down by the Illinois-Kentucky border in Shawneetown, IL there are a couple old boxcars on display similar to the one at HVRM. They could probably use a friend.

PC 207139: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2391853
Image

PLE 5658: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2391852
Image

Author:  Les Beckman [ Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:03 am ]
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rock island lines wrote:
PS.
Down by the Illinois-Kentucky border in Shawneetown, IL there are a couple old boxcars on display similar to the one at HVRM. They could probably use a friend.

PC 207139: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2391853
Image

PLE 5658: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2391852
Image


Photos are from 2011. I wonder if PC 207139 and P&LE 5658 are even still there?

Les

Author:  rock island lines [ Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:08 am ]
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Les Beckman wrote:
Photos are from 2011. I wonder if PC 207139 and P&LE 5658 are even still there?

Les


Mr. Beckman -

The cars are visible on Google satellite imagery, which has a date of 2017.

They are displayed on a short piece of track. Hopefully the city fathers find the means to restore and preserve them.

Author:  Rick Rowlands [ Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:11 am ]
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Ooooooh, that is one of the "Serves the Steel Centers" boxcars! That would be perfect here in Youngstown with our collection of steel mill railroad equipment!

We are facing a repaint of a 50 ft. P&LE boxcar that is already at the museum. I'm not looking forward to it at all! That is a lot of surface to cover.

Author:  Richard Glueck [ Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:56 am ]
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I suppose the Penn Central requires representation, after all, it was a neat shade of green. I would always prefer to see Pennsy and a keystone, but that's my prejudice.
Hey, it's getting painted, and that's good.

Author:  Dennis Storzek [ Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:18 am ]
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I sure hope it is color shift in the reproduction of the image that makes it look like NYC jade green, which is NOT the same color as the Penn Central used.

Author:  rock island lines [ Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:07 am ]
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Dennis Storzek wrote:
I sure hope it is color shift in the reproduction of the image that makes it look like NYC jade green, which is NOT the same color as the Penn Central used.

I also notice some PC green that looks like the NYC green:
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/pc/pc155026u01.jpg

This restored PC hopper has a green that looks close to HVRM's green.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jsjgeology/27034052581

I dunno.

Anyhoo...

Author:  Otto Vondrak [ Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:00 pm ]
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Les Beckman wrote:
Hoosier Valley's Mark Knebel has begun the painting of Pennsylvania Railroad 50' single door box car # 607627.


Good start! Keep us updated on progress.

-otto-

Author:  nictd1000 [ Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:14 pm ]
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It should be posted that the car will be PC 153177 now.

Ryan

Author:  Utah Josh [ Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:47 pm ]
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This is not related to the car in question, but since the use of acronyms and the identification of organizations has been discussed several times before, could future posts regarding the Hoosier Valley spell out the full name in the thread title? I know of at least one other preservation organization that uses the initials HVRR (Heber Valley) and it can get confusing when scrolling through the RYPN page.

Author:  Les Beckman [ Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:18 am ]
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Josh -

Good point. There's also the Hocking Valley in Ohio! Putting the organization's name in the title of the thread makes good sense.


Les

Author:  Les Beckman [ Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:15 pm ]
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nictd1000 wrote:
It should be posted that the car will be PC 153177 now.

Ryan


Ryan -

Check current photo.


Les

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