nhhe52
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September 11th, 2018, 4:49 pm #11

Good point, Richard.

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September 14th, 2018, 5:11 pm #12

Rapido NH Diner webpage is up:

https://www.rapidotrains.com/ho-nh-dining-car/

Did any of the diners make it to PC or any other significant road service?

I was thinking, looking at that great archive photo of the interior, that the 2-1 table arrangement would look better than the 2-2 tables, but probably not with the raised floor level.

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September 14th, 2018, 5:46 pm #13

Mr. Ed(nhhe52). Yes. On page 110 of Mr. Geoffrey H. Doughty's The New Haven Railroad in the Streamline Era (1998) he shows 900 Jonathan Edwards became PC 4500, retired 1971, 901 Samuel Huntington became PC 4501, retired 1970, 902 Lewis Morris became PC 4502, retired 1970, 905 Myles Standish became PC 4503, retired 1970, 906 John Alden became PC 4506, retired 1971, 908 William Bradford became PC 4508, retired 1970, and 909 William Brewster became PC 4509, retired 1971. 
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September 14th, 2018, 5:55 pm #14

Thanks Richard:

Although short lived, I’m surprised then that Rapido didn’t offer those Diners in PC livery?

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September 14th, 2018, 10:19 pm #15

Mr. Ed(nhhe52). I can only surmise that the sales of the previous stainless steel streamline cars in the PC livery didn't sell enough to justify the costs for that scheme as an additional scheme. I would suggest that if a modeler wanted to have some dining cars in PC livery, that they buy several McGinnis Orange - no skirts item#132018 unnamed. First remove the shell, mask and paint the window band, and then add appropriate PC decals. It is doable. However, the real reason is known by the great folks of Rapido Trains (and possibly some of the NHRHTA members who assisted them).
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September 15th, 2018, 10:39 am #16

I’m not in the market for PC but just curious given the previous PC coach releases including EP-5 and FL-9 PC versions.

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September 17th, 2018, 3:03 pm #17

rsullivan wrote: Mr. Ed(nhhe52). I can only surmise that the sales of the previous stainless steel streamline cars in the PC livery didn't sell enough to justify the costs for that scheme as an additional scheme. I would suggest that if a modeler wanted to have some dining cars in PC livery, that they buy several McGinnis Orange - no skirts item#132018 unnamed. First remove the shell, mask and paint the window band, and then add appropriate PC decals. It is doable. However, the real reason is known by the great folks of Rapido Trains (and possibly some of the NHRHTA members who assisted them).
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I do not think any of the New Haven's food service cars were ever repainted into Penn Central Paint.  One stainless steel grill did get leased to the D&H for a few months in the late 1960's.

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September 18th, 2018, 1:22 pm #18

At least one grill car was repainted by Penn Central.  I have a color slide of it somewhere.

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September 18th, 2018, 3:14 pm #19

Hi Marc,

I would love to see the photo. 

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September 18th, 2018, 4:56 pm #20

I found this image, reported to be X-NH Diner, PC 28175 (In MoW equipment service), with a number of windows blocked-out and roof vents removed, dated 3/6/1984:
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=3850132

PC 28175 NH diner Campell Hall 02071984.jpg
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