by Otto Vondrak
I think they are beautiful; they truly capture the feel of the prototypes which I well remember.
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Rick Abramson wrote:The E44s look neat. Is the CR unit an E44a?Yup, all three are E44As various patches of Conrail, though the jury is out on the 4465, which is way in the back
The "yellow" Jet never left Erie, it was the 372. There was a paint-off at Erie in 1955 between 370 in the standard scheme for the Jets and 372. Pat and Lucille McGinnis, Herbert Matter who designed the black/white/red "NH" scheme and Florence Knoll, head of Knoll and Associates went to Erie to view both schemes. 370 won the contest. 372 was repainted.I have a book published by NJ International on the EP5, "Classic Power No.9 : New Haven EP-5 Jets", and on page 31 the canary yellow EP5 appears to have a New Haven style catenary bridge behind it. I could be wrong (the book doesn't say). I remember hearing a story that McGinnis's wife was wearing the same colors as the Red White Black EP5, and so that was the color chosen.
The tram man wrote:Yellow EP5? I must have miseed something. Got any pic of it?Apparently, the other problem was that yellow collected dirt more noticeably. that's fine, the yellow-white-black one is strange looking anyway. in fact, when i first saw it, i thought there was something wrong with the photograph. I don't have a picture, but I'm sure one is out there.
Rick Abramson wrote:That shot you are referring to of 372 in the Classic Power book is definitely at Erie on the GE test track. They used several of my photos in that book including the operating manual.