The New York Central Train Layout Paint Shop has released NYC F7A #1655 for revenue service. This engine is an MRC Platinum unit that I purchased used last year. Originally in PC regalia the paint color and lettering font did not match the PC units I already had on hand. The engine featured a boiler exhaust and other passenger service protrusions from the rear top of the engine. So the plan was to repaint the units into the NYC gray passenger car cigar band livery to team up with my other MRC Platinum engine, a gray lightning striped F7A #1650. This engine was also equipped for passenger service. Now a disclaimer. The NYC did not have F7A units in this scheme or in passenger service. So I briefly thought about repainting both units into PC units and declare them FP7As but after a few minutes of consideration there was just no way I was going to repaint the good looking NYC lightning stripe unit.
Yup, plenty of police activity. Seem like another body has washed up on the rocks of the E.C. ship and sanitary canal. If you look closely you can see the yellow shirted body of reputed mob associate
"Paulie the Painter".
The addition of 1655 has allowed me to pair it with the 1650 and opened up some nice commuter train options. These two four axle units are excellent runners and very nimble for the locomotive on each end operation. Riding and watching L.I.R.R. trains with a diesel engine on one end and a power pack FA on the other was a look I always liked.
NYC 1655 looking right at home on one end of this four car commuter train.