Were PS-4 locos ever black?

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Were the PS-4 class steam engines ever painted in a color scheme OTHER than the Cresent Limited Green scheme?

-- William Skinner (wskinn@comcast.net), October 22, 2003


The first two orders of Ps4's were delivered in black. They came from ALCO-Schenectady in 1923 and 1924. They were numbered 1366- 1392, 6684-6687 (AGS), and 6471-6475 (CNO&TP). In 1925 when trains 37 and 38 were upgraded and renamed the "Crescent Limited", four of the black Ps4's were specially lettered for the train. No. 1372 was one of them. The 1926 order of Ps4's from ALCO-Richmond came in green. The black Ps4's received he green paint too. One CNO&TP Ps4 had a silver boiler for some time, mainly as the story goes because the assigned engineer liked it that way.

Ben Lee- engineer-North Charlotte District

-- Ben Lee (Bengineer7@aol.com), November 09, 2003.

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