Circa 1946 Anderson Depot

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Roger Hensley
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Circa 1946 Anderson Depot

Post by Roger Hensley » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:04 am

An Eastbound passenger train is arriving and pulling into the station track at Anderson IN.
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Re: Circa 1946 Anderson Depot

Post by Allen Hazen » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:13 pm

Thank you for posting this (in addition to all the other stunning photos of the old New York Central that you have posted)!

The lead E-7 on the approaching train seems to be painted with the standard version of the lightning stripes. I think the first ones delivered had a slightly different appearance (or am I thinking of the earlier FT units?). So, if it is from 1946, either the change in striping pattern was made after the first few units or (I suspect unlikely) repainting started very quickly.

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Re: Circa 1946 Anderson Depot

Post by Allen Hazen » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:20 pm

The "Fallen Flags" rail image site has photos (in the New York Central diesel locomotives section) of 4000, 4002, and 4003 in the earlier paint scheme (in which the stripes cross the nose much higher up, just below the headlight), at least one of the photos being dated from the early1950s. Later units seem to be shown only with the later version of the scheme, shown on the units in this photo.

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Re: Circa 1946 Anderson Depot

Post by Roger Hensley » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:26 am

Doing research, I found 3 paint schemes in 1947 for Passenger E units. I guess it depends where the loco was painted at that time. In any event, All of the cars (automobiles) in the photos are 1937 to 1940, maybe 1946. Certainly nothing newer. So... Circa 1946 will have to stand. :-)
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