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 Post subject: PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:29 pm 

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

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 Post subject: Re: PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM
PostPosted: 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.

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PostPosted: 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


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 Post subject: Re: PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM
PostPosted: 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
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PLE 5658: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2391852
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PostPosted: 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
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PLE 5658: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2391852
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Photos are from 2011. I wonder if PC 207139 and P&LE 5658 are even still there?

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 Post subject: Re: PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM
PostPosted: 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.


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PostPosted: 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.

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PostPosted: 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.

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PostPosted: 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.

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 Post subject: Re: PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM
PostPosted: 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...


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 Post subject: Re: PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM
PostPosted: 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.

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 Post subject: Re: PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:14 pm 

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It should be posted that the car will be PC 153177 now.

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PostPosted: 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.

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 Post subject: Re: PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM
PostPosted: 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.


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 Post subject: Re: PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM
PostPosted: 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.


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