Re: MTL Color Help Alert.
- Dan, you could be right I was just going by the website. I asked
Gregg Mahlkov : http://www.gtcom.net/~mahlkov/ and this is what he
had to say:
"All PRR boxcars, including the X29's used in express service, were
painted what the PRR referred to as "freight car color". The color
darkened from the circle keystone scheme to the shadow keystone
scheme to the final plain keystone scheme, but it was still a red
The express service X29's were rivaled in filthiness only by New
York subway cars in the 1950's - both were so dirty you could not
tell what color paint they wore."
A more important question would be, What does Joe have up his
sleeve? : )
--- In email@example.com, dpstripe@... wrote:
> Actually, they are X-29 numbers, Those numbers don't appear as X-
> 1944. So, the Pennsy might have just recycled them for X-29's,
since x-29s in
> that series of numbers started appearing in the 1950's. It looks
> number series was for Express service, so as X-25's retired from
> service, x-29's might have filled their spot.
> Dan S.
> In a message dated 3/28/2006 12:08:34 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> CSchmuck@... writes:
> According to the PRR freight car info both the number you listed
> were X-25's a fairly old steel car. Here is a page on X-29's:
> and a page on X-25's:
> Actually, they are X-29 numbers
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