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Re: PC Guess The Location - By Thinkin Lincoln on 04/26/16 at 13:31:34 - 'PC-2.jpg' 25 KB
Ready for some more "Route of the Mating Worms" GTL's? (Sorry PC fans, I couldn't resist)
 
This location is home to the County in which it resides, of four NATIONAL Historical Sites, and is the home of three Major League Baseball players, a governor of Wisconsin, a member of the House of Representatives, a US Senator, and some guy known for jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge!
 
Today, the town is served by R.J. Corman.......

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Re: PC Guess The Location - By Raritan Clunker on 04/05/16 at 13:34:39 - 'Drawbridge.jpg' 196 KB
Looking down the NYS&W tracks, you can  clearly see the two railroads used two different kinds of drawbridges.

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Re: PC Guess The Location - By Raritan Clunker on 04/05/16 at 13:32:52 - '7228_1107324180.jpg' 263 KB
Indeed, it IS Overpeck Creek Drawbridge (though I don't think it's operated as a drawbridge for MANY years now) in Ridgefield Park, NJ, right across the Hackensack River from LITTLE Ferry, and just upstream from the PSE&G POWER station.
 
This train is on the old NYC West Shore, and just to the right, is the NYS&W's mainline. As I mentioned, passenger service past here ended a LONG time ago.
 
Though not the same photo or angle (I can't find what I did with the un-cropped version!), this one actually gives you a better view of the power plant and NYS&W tracks. Both views look railroad east, compass south.

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Re: PC Guess The Location - By Raritan Clunker on 03/25/16 at 10:19:25 - 'PC1a.jpg' 46 KB
If you are ever in New Jersey, this location is still a very popular train watching location, you never know what you might see! Passenger service past this exact location ended in 1959 and 1966 respectfully.

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Re: PC Guess The Location - By Bridge 1A on 01/12/16 at 11:14:41 - 'PC1-2.jpg' 69 KB
A little patriotic GTL action for ya.........IMNSHO, the only scheme uglier than this on a GG-1 was the black Amtrak scheme that this came from.

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Re: PC Guess The Location - By Bridge 1A on 12/29/15 at 10:54:56 - '21st_red_map.jpg' 70 KB
I meant to post this yesterday to compliment Henry's correct guess......

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Re: PC Guess The Location - By Bridge 1A on 12/28/15 at 14:44:16 - 'PC_FWJc_73.jpg' 204 KB
Bingo!
 
LINK URL

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Re: PC Guess The Location - By Bridge 1A on 12/23/15 at 16:29:16 - 'PC_FWJ_73a.jpg' 131 KB
Is it Amtrak? Is it PC? GTL?

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Re: PC Guess The Location - By Henry on 12/21/15 at 17:46:40 - 'PC6548-3.jpg' 104 KB
It is Buffalo Central Terminal in the distance, but it is looking east, not west. The tower is 49A and the tracks crossing over to the right lead to the ex-PRR Buffalo Line. It is the summer of 1976 so it is actually early Conrail. My safety-unconscious teenage self took this shot from the signal bridge controlling the eastbound trains. Tower 49A was still manned so I don't know how I got away with it. The two mains to the right lead to the Lake Shore line to Cleveland and Chicago and the other two turn into the Niagara Branch to Tonawanda and Niagara Falls a couple of hundred feet behind me.
 
Today the tower is long gone and where there once were nine tracks there are only two left. The Buffalo Line connection has been completely removed between here and what was FW interlocking, about 2/3 of a mile to the southeast. Central Terminal still stands, merely a shadow of its former self and trains no longer stop there.
 
Here's a going away shot of the same train. Downtown Buffalo is out of the picture to the right.
 
Henry
 


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Re: PC Guess The Location - By Henry on 12/21/15 at 16:38:51 - 'PC6548-1.jpg' 266 KB
Here's one that should be pretty easy...
 


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Re: PC Guess The Location - By Bridge 1A on 12/21/15 at 14:03:12 - 'D_71.jpg' 111 KB
I wonder if Orville ever rode the train to and from here?

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Re: PC Guess The Location - By Bridge 1A on 12/21/15 at 14:03:12 - 'PC_D_71.jpg' 58 KB
I wonder if Orville ever rode the train to and from here?

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Re: PC Guess The Location - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/11/15 at 11:54:35 - 'muleshoe-2.jpg' 62 KB
You guys have the right spot, this train is falling down the mountain, and over the New Portage Secondary

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Re: PC Guess The Location - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/10/15 at 13:24:27 - 'msho-2a.jpg' 92 KB
Maybe this one will be easier, and it's NOT in New Jersey, LOL!

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Re: PC Guess The Location - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/03/15 at 09:56:08 - 'PC2.jpg' 150 KB
It's Electric!
 
GTL.......................

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PC Guess The Location - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/01/15 at 10:14:05 - 'PC1.jpg' 274 KB
As always, I appologize if a thread has already been started....
 
At this point, no need to explain, you know the rules........GTL!
 
"H.F. M."

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Re: A "What if?" - By Tom_J on 08/04/07 at 13:59:34 - 'PC_what_if.jpg' 292 KB
Here's a picture of a "What if  for PC - Penn Central.. shown on paint shop >LINK URL

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Re: Penn Central Ghosts - By Tom_J on 08/02/07 at 00:46:23 - 'SENECAYARD.jpg' 59 KB
This is for all those former BUFFALOIANS,,  this is on LAKE AVENUE in Blasdell,NY ..  

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Re: Bedford ,Walton Hills Ohio grade removal - By railfan1979 on 07/21/07 at 05:33:26 - '0704220005.jpg' 314 KB
Here is a picture of the last remaining trestle on the surviving one mile stub of the former NYC/ LE&P in brady lake, ohio, crossing over the cuyahoga river near lake rockwell, facing west towards hudson. i took this pic back on april 22, 2007.

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Re: Penn Central Ghosts - By co_riff on 07/20/07 at 08:20:36 - 'P7190012.jpg' 287 KB
Found this car on the NS WV Sec in Nitro WV. I think she is going to be scraped.  Curtis

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Re: Penn Central Ghosts - By Chessie4155 on 07/19/07 at 18:39:33 - 'Fritchton_In_2007.jpg' 95 KB
Found this setting next to the old B&O tracks just outside of Frichton Ind.


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Re: PC H34 restored - detail shots - By Ronzzr11 on 05/31/07 at 14:25:13 - 'pc32367.jpg' 273 KB
I visited the museum this April, but did,nt take any photo,s of this hopper car, other than a general shot of that end of the museum.
 Ronzzr11

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Re: PC Cars still at work - By railfan1979 on 05/20/07 at 15:54:19 - '2007_0519_020.jpg' 340 KB
Another shot of the same car taken earlier in the day rolling through kent, ohio

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Re: PC Cars still at work - By railfan1979 on 05/20/07 at 15:46:55 - '2007_0519_031.jpg' 328 KB
caught this gon on the CSX new castle sub in akron, ohio on may 19, 2007, also with NYC reporting marks.

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Bedford ,Walton Hills Ohio grade removal - By DiamondE on 05/17/07 at 16:35:11 - 'penn_grade.jpg' 130 KB
Noob here writing to introduce myself and say hello. Former Conrail employee. I am writing to see if anyone can help me out.
I noticed the other day that the former grade of the Penn was removed at what used to be MP100-102 in Bedford, Ohio.
It has been a while since I have been in that area now that I have moved away, but I was hoping some one can shed some light on this.
Dates, reason...etc etc.
I know the track used to supply the Ford Stamping plant back in the day.
The grade was to a Bridge crossing the Gorge.
Any help would be appreciated and thank you.
The picture was taken in 1991.

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Surviving PC gondola? - By railfan1979 on 03/26/07 at 01:51:41 - '2007_0314_015.jpg' 116 KB
I'm pretty sure this is, but i'm not totally sure. Can anyone confirm? Taken on the csx new castle sub in akron, ohio march 14th, 2007

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Re: A PC GP-40 - By SSW9389 on 02/10/07 at 19:12:38 - 'SCANNED_PHOTO_1_PC3146_COMMERCE_TAKedit1.jpg' 68 KB
Terry Kirkland caught this PC GP40 in Commerce, TEXAS. The Cotton Belt had a pool with Penn Central from Pine Bluff through St. Louis to Indianapolis. This one must have strayed.

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Re: PC on the EL - By johnpbarlow on 12/30/06 at 08:46:22 - 'CR_UPS_train_Owego_Sept_1976.jpg' 100 KB
Apologies for the graininess of this picture: Here is wb Conrail UPS pig train at Owego with PC engines in September 1976, 4 months after C day.

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Stolen PC Boxcars - By toddsyr on 09/25/06 at 10:37:28 - 'LSBC_172447_INDIANOLA_IA_JUL_71.jpg' 30 KB
While looking up some railroad things on the 'net, one or more hits invariably leads to the site    LINK URL  
 
That site has data on MANY lines, even some pretty obscure ones. PC, being one of the lines featured, has this little story on the site:
 
 
                 "Anybody remember the story of the 'lost' PC box cars
 
They were taking boxcars from large railroads, repainting them and assigning new numbers. They were presumably counting on the larger railroad losing track of their cars.
 
It all revolved around a little railroad called the Lasalle & Bureau County.
Penn Central was the unwitting source of most of these cars; they looked like old NYC 40-foot box cars, primarily. It took place in 1971. The whole episode didn't cover much time, as far as I can tell, and the Equipment Registers I have from that era don't seem to have anything.  
 
The scheme seemed to revolve around a "repair shop" located on the LS&BC and owned by another, related corporation. This company contracted with PC to "rebuild" boxcars.  
 
Once the cars arrived, a fair percentage of them were deemed to be "un-repairable". PC was notified and the company offered to scrap the cars out for a fee. These "un-repairable" cars (they actually were quite servicable) were then hastily restenciled for LSBC and put back on the road, earning car-hire charges for the new owners.  
 
The game was over when one of these cars was damaged and came to a PC shop for repair. The original car number was discovered stenciled on the underbody.  
 
Oh yes ... the La Salle and Bureau County's nickname? LSBC = Let's Steal Box Cars!"
 
 
A similar but slightly different take, along with the 1971 Dick Tinder photo is offered on:       LINK URL
 
 
                   "The LaSalle and Bureau County Railroad Company - Theft?
 
Besides having a purple Baldwin switcher, the LS&BC was also famous for being involved in a boxcar theft scandal from the Penn Central Railroad in the early 1970s.  Apparently, the LS&BC purchased some boxcars from the Penn Central to refurbish and put into service to earn "per diem" charges.  The PC delivered the boxcars, but more and more boxcars kept showing up until the LS&BC was literally plugged with them.  The PC accused the LS&BC of stealing them, but the LS&BC wondered how they could steal things that were given to them.  A series of articles in THE NEW YORK TIMES from March 19, March 20, and June 17, 1971, state that the boxcars were purchased by an outside company and the LS&BC was contracted to repair the boxcars.  
 
A somewhat different explanation is told in The Wreck of the Penn Central by Joseph Daughen.  The book indicates that the PC had such bad records and control of its own equipment that they (Penn Central) had no idea where their rolling stock was at.
 
 
'Stolen' boxcar LSBC 172447 at Indianola, IA in July 1971  photo by Dick Tinder:"
 
 
 
 
 
  

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Re: PC Passenger Trains - By silver_champion on 08/24/06 at 08:02:29 - 'h95.jpg' 221 KB
When I first saw this picture I was in love with it. I used to run trains like this one every weekend from Philly to NYC. I use to like to look out the door window and see the country side pass by.

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Re: PC Passenger Trains - By silver_champion on 08/22/06 at 15:34:11 - 'h76.jpg' 244 KB
I wish that PC could got some help on doing more with the Metrolingers. Back then that could had help the railroad with it passenger service. Here is a picture of a PC Metrolinger

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Re: Stop the hate - By SSW9389 on 05/16/06 at 09:38:24 - 'PC7866BOW.jpg' 51 KB
I was a bit older when the merger occured, 13 at the time. I have no ill feelings toward PC. It was the big road that furnished pool power to the Bow Coal train up in New Hampshire where I was living at the time. Northeastern railroading was in the doldrums in the early 1970s. The Boston & Maine was in just as bad of shape as Penn Central. Trains were still trains no matter what color they were painted.  
 
Photo is from Bow, New Hampshire and the Merrimack Generating Station of Public Service of New Hampshire.

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Re: Reflections of the Penn-Central - By Billman730 on 04/27/06 at 22:18:30 - 'PoughkeepsieBridgeFire.jpg' 30 KB
Sadly I do know. It is a story of greed and stupidity mostly by PC bosses long retired. As a side note I was the last truck over the bridge that day. I went in the clear a t Buckingham Ave crossing and got lunch. Still new I took my huge four channel portable radio in with me and was surprised to hear my name called. Knothole a.k.a. Harold Gaudett a great dispatcher called me. What he said was disturbing..... He said a report of a fire on the bridge had come in. There was a report that a fire boat was shooting the deck from the east side of the river but could not reach the fire spot. I had seen a few small smoldering fires and was not in panic mode yet as I sped to the Yard office where I could get close to the Poughkeepsie side near the reported fire. It was big and fire dept stupidity was running wild. A crew was at the water valve feed attempting to turn on the water. I tried to tell them to wait untill a few patches could be made on the pipe where it had cracked from water left over the winter. They turned it on full and the pipe burst in several places shooting water in a  huge arc onto the ground away from the bridge deck. Many of us as possible went out wearing indian tanks but the oil soaked old timbers were going good and it was no use. We stepped back and watched in anger knowing it never would have happened had the PC not abolished the bridge gand the summer before. Having worked the New Haven Hump I knew it pissed off the PC people we were out humping the beloved Selkirk yard on a daily basis. But back to the fire... The noon train out of Maybrook had a few sticking brakes which set many small fires along the way. No-one knew who or where to call so the train made it to the bridge and well beyond. The PC was very happy over the fire. I and a co-worker reconected an important cable alowing communication from New Haven Control office to all the CP's out to Maybrook. I was screemed at over the phone and ordered to cut the control lines so it would appear the fire was way more dammaging than it really was. I would have been fired but they knew I would go to the local new and start stuff. I was not allowed to stay up in Hopewell and sent back to the Hump. This time to help dismantle it. I never thought the state would let them not repair the bridge for a minute. The PC ddid a lot to wreck that line including messing with the one railroad that would not go in with the merger. The Erie got so mad they ripped tracks to hinder our NY connection due to PC trying to cheat them out of rail milage or something. Pulling up the old NH Hump was another way to show they had no use for the bridge. A lot of good people got screwed that day in '74........

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Re: penn central work trucks - By Billman730 on 04/18/06 at 22:23:06 - 'MedBillDrvby1.jpg' 101 KB
We had the best equipment money could buy in 1970 when the PC took over. I don't remember another time till the very recent present when times have been so good for the working men in New England.... Here we are on the New Haven checking rail crossings....

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Re: Reflections of the Penn-Central - By Billman730 on 04/18/06 at 22:13:44 - 'AlBill18311.jpg' 40 KB
Hello everyone! I  was a bit dismayed at the posts written here about workers being unhappy etc. My time on the PC was far from bad. As a former NH man the PC takeover was a great breath of fresh air. My first year on the line we got a 54% raise with an incredible back pay. A few months later we were driving brand new trucks and had all the material we needed to do a good job. LOL The bosses were way ahead of thier time figuring out how to make a buck, as every time we stepped out of our Headquarters someone would change the locks and say they now owned the building! But all in all the time with the Penn went fast and the Conrail changes while on the level made us feel like we were new to the game and we had to start railroading all over again. Here I am on the Poughkeepsie Bridge in 1972 with my brother working summer help with me. The Maybrook was a very good place to work as we all stuck together and worked together like a family with values......

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Re: PC in Wilkes Barre - By XPLORER on 02/07/06 at 06:37:24 - 'PRR_BUTTONWOOD_1_SIDE_VIEW_OVER_SOLOMONS.jpg' 44 KB
Basically the same info as the link I posted.
 
Here is a link to my WBC post:
 
LINK URL
 
 
Here is a pic of the PRR / P&E bridge over Solomons Creek in the old canal area before Buttonwood yards towards Nanticoke.


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Re: Strange PC boxcar reporting marks - By toddsyr on 02/01/06 at 04:17:50 - 'PCA_166653_X71_NORTH_OF_WASHINGTON_1978.jpg' 57 KB
Update: Today, I went to the local hobby shop. First time since my last post in this thread. The "PCA" boxcar was still there, so I bought it. FYI, it's Atlas product number 45242, Penn Central # 166118. It's a 50' Precision design boxcar, with a single door. Not a plug door either. Thanks again for the help FL9! I confirmed your information at:
 
 LINK URL
 
"PCA, PCB, TOC (reporting marks):  
 
The letters "PCA" and "PCB" were used on Penn Central-painted equipment basically for the purpose of tracking down certain leased railroad cars (mainly box cars painted with these reporting marks) that were insured, and required to be insured by the leasing companies (in case PC lost these certain cars because of their financial troubles). Later, these special reporting marks were not used, and the reporting marks "PC" were used as before for these railroad cars.  
 
"TOC" was also used as a reporting mark on PC-painted equipment (box cars and some cabooses), and stood for Toledo & Ohio Central, that actually was an NYC subsidiary that was merged into the NYC in the 1950's. Decades later, PC revived the TOC reporting marks basically more for tax purposes."
 
From:
 
LINK URL
 
"Penn Central 50' X71 boxcar north of Washington in 1978. Photo by 60pioneer@usa.pipeline.com."
 
 


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Re: Strange PC boxcar reporting marks - By toddsyr on 02/01/06 at 04:17:50 - 'PCA_166653_X71_NORTH_OF_WASHINGTON_1978.jpg' 57 KB
Update: Today, I went to the local hobby shop. First time since my last post in this thread. The "PCA" boxcar was still there, so I bought it. FYI, it's Atlas product number 45242, Penn Central # 166118. It's a 50' Precision design boxcar, with a single door. Not a plug door either. Thanks again for the help FL9! I confirmed your information at:
 
 LINK URL
 
"PCA, PCB, TOC (reporting marks):  
 
The letters "PCA" and "PCB" were used on Penn Central-painted equipment basically for the purpose of tracking down certain leased railroad cars (mainly box cars painted with these reporting marks) that were insured, and required to be insured by the leasing companies (in case PC lost these certain cars because of their financial troubles). Later, these special reporting marks were not used, and the reporting marks "PC" were used as before for these railroad cars.  
 
"TOC" was also used as a reporting mark on PC-painted equipment (box cars and some cabooses), and stood for Toledo & Ohio Central, that actually was an NYC subsidiary that was merged into the NYC in the 1950's. Decades later, PC revived the TOC reporting marks basically more for tax purposes."
 
From:
 
LINK URL
 
"Penn Central 50' X71 boxcar north of Washington in 1978. Photo by 60pioneer@usa.pipeline.com."
 
 


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Re: Penn Central SD38 #6941 - By RDG2124 on 11/28/05 at 10:30:08 - '2000_3056_50.jpg' 144 KB
The unit waiting out its next assignment  

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Re: PA Grand Canyon - By Charlie_O on 08/10/05 at 18:49:00 - 'Pine_Creek_Gorge.jpg' 44 KB
My wife and I have visited both Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks...and have hiked down to the canyon floor and back.  A beautiful region...and I can only imagine what it must have been like years earlier, to hear the echo of a train's whistle (or even a diesel's airhorn) in that valley.
 
Wish I could say I had photos...but I did find an old postcard of Pine Creek Gorge.  And there's even a freight train in it.
-Charlie

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Penn Central Ghosts - By Charlie_O on 07/27/05 at 17:28:30 - 'PennCentral_sign.jpg' 72 KB
I thought this would be a good place to post those odd remnants of the PC we sometimes find in our travels.  I was checking out the commuter station in my new hometown when I found this...    It's faded but still readable.
 
-Charlie

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Re: PC U28B by Proto 2000 (HELP!) - By Bob on 07/15/05 at 16:33:41 - 'steve_geisler.jpg' 59 KB
don't know what a "mars" light is, but here's a pic of the 2822

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Re: Some interesting PC stuff... - By Alcofan on 05/25/05 at 17:44:32 - 'PCtrainchemcoast.jpg' 32 KB
Here is a shot taken in New Jersey along the Chemical Coast

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Re: Some interesting PC stuff... - By Alcofan on 05/25/05 at 17:40:15 - 'PCNewHaven.jpg' 31 KB
Here is a photo taken at Cedar Hill in New Haven Ct

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Re: I think it was the greatest of railroads. - By EMD on 05/23/05 at 00:53:10 - '6159.jpg' 139 KB
Here's a Penn-Central "Mountain Mauler" sitting in Altoona (the heart of the P-C) in 1973.

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Re: I think it was the greatest of railroads. - By EMD on 03/16/05 at 01:27:31 - '8146.jpg' 120 KB
Far and away, the best railroad (from a railfan's point of view) of ALL time.

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Re: Penn Central X79 boxcars - By wlal21 on 01/29/05 at 23:26:04 - 'PC_2-2.jpg' 362 KB
It lives..

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Re: A PC GP-40 - By EMD on 01/02/05 at 12:52:28 - '6102.jpg' 159 KB
It's 6 footed brother, the SD-40. Cresson, Pa.

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Re: A few photos - By chuchubob on 12/08/04 at 06:37:35 - '30Apr75G4868.jpg' 119 KB
westbound on Main Line at Radnor, PA; April 30, 1975

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Re: Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines - By chuchubob on 12/03/04 at 11:31:09 - '75_01-05_Pavonia.jpg' 117 KB
Here's a Jan 5, 1975 shot from the State Street bridge

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Re: A few photos - By chuchubob on 12/03/04 at 10:29:14 - '10Sep74EP5.jpg' 71 KB
Here's the only EP-5 that I ever saw; pushing a freight westbound on the Main Line at Radnor on Sept 10, 1974:

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Pennsylvania-Reading Seashoe Lines - By EMD on 11/24/04 at 12:30:04 - 'pav.jpg' 205 KB
A few units of this P-C subsidiary congregate at Camden, N.J. in 1975.

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Re: PC E8 in Old Fort, OH - By DannyR on 09/10/04 at 20:51:20 - 'PC_E8_model.jpg' 38 KB
Just wanted to revive this thread because it did inspire me to model an N scale PC E8. It is basically done except for some fine details(and a number) that will be added soon.

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Re: Penn-Central at work - By chuchubob on 09/08/04 at 22:17:28 - '74_11-30.jpg' 75 KB
11-30-74
 
Army-Navy Game special about to cross the Schuylkill River to enter South Philly.

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Re: Penn-Central at work - By SSW9389 on 09/05/04 at 10:15:56 - 'PC7842.jpg' 76 KB
Altoona 7/6/75

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Re: Juice Train - By vaoverland on 08/22/04 at 23:17:06 - 'JuiceTrainEnthusiastsHeaderPhoto2August2004.jpg' 13 KB
We have formed a new Yahoo group going for Juice Train Enthusiasts. I would like to invite anyone here who has an interest to check it out. Maybe we need a Juice Train group here on railfan.net as well?  
 
LINK URL

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Re: PC Grayscale - By DannyR on 08/02/04 at 12:54:05 - 'PC_GP40_3185_1970.jpg' 102 KB
on Jul 10th, 2004, 6:33pm, chessie8212 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Danny that third picture got my heart racing.  I am a PC fan and the small town I live in used to be on the PC's Norwalk Branch.  The tracks ran RIGHT in front of my house just across the street.  This was all before I was born of course, but the thought that this road ran so close to my home has always been a treat.  The tracks are long gone, but that picture had my heart racing.  I have a few photos of the PC on the tracks right in front of my house that my father's friend took back in the worm days.  
 
At first glance, I could've sworn that was taken in Fremont, OH right next to my house.  But alas, after almost a half hour of comparing photos, it seems as though the house in the right side of the photo behind the loco is turned the wrong way.  Strangely enough, that's the only difference in the photos.  But thanks to me wanting further proof, I managed to scrounge the net and found about 20-30 photos of the PC running near my house out on the web!  Most of which I had never seen before...  so... even though that pic of yours isn't in Fremont, I did get to find a bunch that were actually from there.  Thanks!

 
You're quite welcome, chessie8212. I can relate to your experience with the photo. I have seen some that look most familiar in a deja vu kind of sense but are located elsewhere from what I thought them to be.
 
Here is one more that I did not include with the group above:
 
GP40 #3185 at an unknown location in 1970. Photographer not known.


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Re: Color of PC Covered Hoppers? - By DannyR on 07/18/04 at 23:24:41 - 'PC_Sand_Covered_Hopper.jpg' 128 KB
on Mar 20th, 2004, 11:54am, Ralph wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Ah!  Very nice Danny!  Thanks much!   Great link too!
Ralph

 
 
You are quite welcome, Ralph.
 
 
Here is one more I photographed this past week. This one is still in use for locomotive sanding at the NS (former Penn Central and Conrail) Dickinson Yard near Charleston, WV.
 
Also posted on WV board.

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Re: PC Grayscale - By DannyR on 07/09/04 at 00:02:21 - 'PC_U28C_6533.jpg' 90 KB
And last, U28C # 6533 @ Constantine, Michigan. Date not specified but appears to be same time frame as previous three

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Re: PC Grayscale - By DannyR on 07/09/04 at 00:00:01 - 'PC_GP7_5808.jpg' 130 KB
GP7 # 5808; December 1970; Location unknown

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Re: PC Grayscale - By DannyR on 07/08/04 at 23:58:11 - 'PC_GP38_7722_1971.jpg' 63 KB
GP38 #7722 @ Vistula, IN ; January 1971

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PC Grayscale - By DannyR on 07/08/04 at 23:56:06 - 'PC_GP38_7729.jpg' 86 KB
Here are four PC locomotive photos that I purchased from a collection recently. They are dated either 1970 or 1971. No information on who the photographer was. Essentially profile shots, they will make for excellent modeling references.
 
GP38 # 7729 at Enola, PA, 1971

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Re: A few photos - By wabash2800 on 04/10/04 at 23:35:59 - 'warsawpctoweraug1975.jpg' 282 KB
Here's the Warsaw photo.  
 
Victor Baird
Fort Wayne, Indiana


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A few photos - By wabash2800 on 04/10/04 at 23:31:27 - 'fwprrpcyardsoct1974.jpg' 220 KB
Since I've never posted any of my photos on this board. I though I give it a try. The first photo was taken at Fort Wayne, Indiana and the second at Warsaw. I was still in high school when I took those photos.
 
Victor Baird
Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Re: Color of PC Covered Hoppers? - By CRmac80 on 03/14/04 at 00:27:31 - 'pc892066.jpg' 111 KB
Some were both green and gray ! Witness this (ex NYC ?) car at Akron, Ohio in May of 1978. Don't quote me on this( ), but commodity carried may have had something to do with the basic color. Grain was "usually" seen in green cars, and such items as plastic pellets were "usually" in the gray cars.
  RAD

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Re: Color of PC Covered Hoppers? - By CHESSIEMIKE on 03/13/04 at 19:20:03 - 'PC_Airslide_878841_P.jpg' 103 KB
And I thought they were green.  
CHESSIEMIKE

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Penn Central Sleeper Car - On Home Rail! - By walterkebalo on 11/08/03 at 14:07:59 - 'NYC_sleeper.jpg' 57 KB
Penn Central Sleeper Car 4267 known as the Lebanon Valley “Pullman” has been recently purchased by a private individual from Connecticut.  The car last ran on Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited in late 1970’s and is in original as built condition!  Built by Budd in 1949 for the New York Central the car is an all-stainless steel streamliner.  The car had been stored in Birmingham Alabama and has now been moved to a car shop in Ohio.  The car will be rebuilt and receive Amtrak Certification.  Sometime soon the owner plans on moving the car to Springfield Mass and then on a short line in Connecticut.  The car will enter charter passenger service with sleeper capacity of 23.  Springfield Mass will be the home terminal.  For further information email w@kebalo.com  

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PC E/F west of Bellevue, Ohio - By dti407 on 10/15/03 at 08:19:30 - 'TOupload.jpg' 73 KB
This was orginally uploaded to Trainorders.com by Ian Deck. He said this: I was in Bellevue, Ohio yesterday, and on my way to Fostoria on #18, I came upon this and a handful of Passenger cars and a few other items. They were about 1 mile away from the Mad River museum, and it was really hard to get a good view of all the passenger cars.
 
Can someone help me with identifying this unit, and who owns it and why its like this. Its also amongst about 10 passenger cars also. "
 
LINK URL

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Re: A PC GP-40 - By Bob on 07/24/03 at 23:39:09 - '3062pc.jpg' 240 KB
Conrail ERA Geep 35?

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Re: Christmas '71 wreck on PC at Mt Marion, NY - By Ralph on 07/06/03 at 15:34:14 - 'wreck.jpg' 84 KB
Harry,
 
The good news is that I found the news clip.  The bad news is that my memory is poor and it seems I've been thinking of a September 1975 wreck and not the one you're recalling.   Sorry about that.   I'll tell you about this one.   The Saugerties Post Star reported on September 4th that around 11 PM 28 cars from a North bound PC freight derailed due to "loss of a wheel bearing and housing" .  A tank car carrying over 30,000 gallons of Butatiene Inhibite erupted in flames 200-300 feet high. Ten fire companies responded with about 150 volunteers.     Reportedly 50 cars eventually made it to Selkirk while those in the rear of the wreck returned to Kingston.   No info or pics on removal of the wrecked cars.  Here's a copy of the pics from the article.   That's Russel Paper to the right (I worked there one summer)  and farther in the background you can see the white hopper that was filled with ammonium nitrate.   People were cleared away from a mile wid "danger zone" because of it.
 


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Re: Christmas '71 wreck on PC at Mt Marion, NY - By Ralph on 07/03/03 at 20:52:23 - 'ag2.jpg' 17 KB
One more shot.   There were always mountains of aggregate all around.

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Re: Christmas '71 wreck on PC at Mt Marion, NY - By Ralph on 07/03/03 at 20:51:07 - 'ag1.jpg' 24 KB
Harry,
Well shucks!  I've been saving that news clipping for over 30 years and can't find it!  I know its around somewhere and when its located I'll post the pic and tell you about any info the article offers.  I CAN tell you that the wreck occurred just north of the Mt. Marion Post Office, right near what was then Russel's Paper Company along Old Kings Hwy.
 
I believe the industry you're thinking of is what we simply called "the aggregate plant".   I'm afraid I neer did learn its proper name.   Its located just down the line from where the wreck happened.  I took some pictures of the plant about 10 years ago during a visit to my home town, thinking I'd model it some day.    There are large cylindrical kilns behind the structure.   Red hot aggregate would drop down from the front, a neat sight at night.   There were always several open hoppers there being loaded.   Here's a couple of pictures of it with its complicated conveyor system.
Ralph

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Re: PC on the EL - By CRmac80 on 05/09/03 at 17:48:57 - 'pc6535.jpg' 100 KB
This shot is from Binghamton,NY in October of 1976.Many units made it all the way through PC in PRR colors with just small "PC" worms applied-example being this ex PRR U-30-C mated with an EL U-36-C.With only 5 on the roster,this was a nice catch even with tattered paint!
Also,sorry about the low quality of the scan,but my regular camera was in the repair shop for this trip,and the loaner camera gave me less than sharp slides.Overcast weather on this outing kept my photography to a minimum,a good thing in this case!
RAD

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PC on the EL - By CRmac80 on 05/09/03 at 17:39:27 - 'pc6323.jpg' 69 KB
Even though these are early Conrail shots,the power is still in PC "colors",so hope you don't mind them in this forum.
First up are two Alco C-630's and an SD-45 in Akron,Ohio on the former E-L during June of 1976.They are at the east end of McCoy St yard,under the westbound signal for #1 main.A few years down the road all former EL track-as well as the big PC Alco's-would be gone.
RAD

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Re: A PC GP-40 - By CRmac80 on 05/05/03 at 01:07:05 - 'pc3247.jpg' 88 KB
Common as dirt at one time......
Early in the Conrail era a quartet of Penn Central GP-40's wait for the call to work.
Collinwood(Cleveland),Ohio,November of 1976.
RAD

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I've Got  A Nice One For You - By EMD on 05/05/03 at 00:52:00 - 'pchg.jpg' 196 KB
Two SD-40's lead a U-33-B and a GP-30 at the "Curve". 7/1974  
 
Andy

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Enola Coal Wharf - By EMD on 04/26/03 at 00:04:56 - 'encoal.jpg' 103 KB
Found this slide from 1974 of the Enola coal wharf. Imagine all the PRR steamers (I-1's, M-1's, H-class, K-4's, etc) that must have lined up here for a tender full.
Anyone want to go back?

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A PC GP-40 - By EMD on 04/25/03 at 13:29:26 - '3273.jpg' 100 KB
Little Ferry, N.J. 1974

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Re: PCC train at Durand - By fishplate on 04/09/03 at 10:03:10 - '23373_Durand_NB_PCC_train.jpg' 56 KB
Tail end of PCC train at Durand with cab # 23373. The Durand depot was closed and boarded at the time. The railroad (GTW) wanted to tear the building down and the city was fighting them in court. The building is now owned by the city and has been revitalized.

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PCC train at Durand - By fishplate on 04/08/03 at 11:00:58 - 'PC_NB_Durand_CP_train.jpg' 114 KB
This is a photo of the PPC ( Peabody Coal Company) train at Durand, MI on the GTW-AA  joint trackage at Durand. This train ran from Claybank, Ohio to Essexville, MI. Consumers Power Company.  Power is  5 U23B's lds and mts  100-0.  

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Re: Some P-C - By EMD on 03/07/03 at 01:29:39 - '6908.jpg' 90 KB
Wish this stuff was still around!

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Some P-C - By EMD on 03/07/03 at 01:28:33 - '6069.jpg' 115 KB
Top -SD-40 6069 at Cresson, Pa. 7/73  
Bottom - SD-9 6908 at Morrisville, Pa. 1/76
 
Enjoy,  
 
Andy

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A little Delmarva: - By el03440 on 03/01/03 at 08:58:11 - 'PC7100.jpg' 405 KB
Just one from the Delmarva. Northbound with GP-9 7100 leading at Porters, Del. 11/06/75

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Selkirk Departure - By EMD on 02/20/03 at 20:46:35 - '6201.jpg' 96 KB
11/73. Big power gets underway.
 
Andy

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Re: Some interesting PC stuff... - By Bob on 02/18/03 at 21:43:27 - 'waverly_5.jpg' 253 KB
Waverly 5 on a typical day,  PC, LV, CNJ, Amtrak, Conrail

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Re: Some Cabooses (Cabeese?) - By EMD on 02/14/03 at 20:19:48 - 'nyc.jpg' 118 KB
And one that the paint shop didn't catch up with.
 
Andy

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Re: Some Cabooses (Cabeese?) - By EMD on 02/14/03 at 20:09:11 - 'n8.jpg' 108 KB
Enjoy,  
 
Andy

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Some Cabooses (Cabeese?) - By EMD on 02/14/03 at 20:05:36 - 'n7a.jpg' 82 KB
Both Ridgefield, Park, N.J. in the good old '70's
 
EMD

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Re: For Bob - By Bob on 02/13/03 at 08:08:00 - '6690.jpg' 185 KB
look how similiar NS    is to that last PC   photo

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Re: For Bob - By EMD on 02/12/03 at 22:38:59 - 'pcriverlinesnow.jpg' 70 KB
Last but not least. The wonderful '70's
 
Andy

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Re: For Bob - By EMD on 02/12/03 at 22:38:02 - 'pc7864cp5.jpg' 66 KB
I like this stuff better that Conrail.
 
Andy

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For Bob - By EMD on 02/12/03 at 22:37:12 - 'pc5348.jpg' 90 KB
I'm sure you'll know the territory.
 
Andy

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Re: PC Wreck photos - By Bob on 02/09/03 at 16:31:33 - '2835_wreck.jpg' 107 KB
same wreck.

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Re: PC Wreck photos - By Bob on 02/09/03 at 16:30:15 - '2548_wreck.jpg' 126 KB
I saw posts from persons looking for PC wreck info.  Maybe these will help

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PC Wreck photos - By Bob on 02/09/03 at 16:24:27 - '2555wreck.jpg' 172 KB
Sorry, don't know where or when  

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A PC "Where is it" - By EMD on 01/26/03 at 02:46:27 - 'pc6228.jpg' 82 KB
Well?
 
EMD

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Re: PC Cars still at work - By DannyR on 01/25/03 at 19:25:33 - 'Ex_PC_Gondola.jpg' 44 KB
Some semblance of PC green remains on this gondola that was part of a CSX MOW track service train in South Charleston, WV. Ironic to see the "NYC" reporting mark on this car---could it have possibly been on here once before?

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Re: How about some PC juice? - By Alcofan on 01/22/03 at 18:48:00 - '2GG1NewJerseyYard.jpg' 33 KB
Here is another shot of some PC juice....Those famous GG-1's!
PC used to have a yard where the NJT meadowland shops are now.

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Re: How about some PC juice? - By Alcofan on 01/22/03 at 18:43:32 - 'PCEP5units.jpg' 48 KB
How about some PC juice with New Haven flavor?
Taken near Lane Tower on the West end of Waverly Yard
in the "Good Old Days"

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Re: Some interesting PC stuff... - By EMD on 01/11/03 at 02:17:02 - 'pcrockvill.jpg' 99 KB
Like this?
 
EMD


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