Pocahontas blue cars

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Wed Jan 4 12:56:05 EST 2006

At 12:11 PM 1/3/2006, you wrote:

>Thanks so very much for the clarification Ken. I was also wondering

>if any of the society modelers would be interested if OMI did the

>Powhattan cars in the blue Pocahontas. Any feedback would be appreciated.

I can't speak for others, but to do Powhatan Arrow cars in blue just
like they did them in red would be a stretch. To be authentic you
would have to eliminate the observation cars because they were
removed from the train before the end of steam, and sold by the
railroad before the time blue was adopted. The coaches with crew
quarters (501,502) were rebuilt to high seating capacity coaches by
1958 and assigned to trains 1 & 2. So that would leave two classes
of coaches and the diner to do in blue. If 501 & 502 were to be
modelled as rebuilt, add a third class of coach. Yes, you could
model the post-1969 Pocahontas, but you would need a 10-6 Pullman
sleeper and a Budd dome to make it authentic.

Rick Morrison

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