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PC: PC - Still Around
- Subject: PC: PC - Still Around
- From: Robert Holzweiss <robert.holzweiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 13:14:21 -0400
With the demise of Conrail at hand, I recently completed a trip to
Altoona / Hollidaysburg (5/28/97) to see if any freight cars from CR
"heritage" roads still languished around the shops. What I found
surprised me and I thought I share it with the list. (I enjoy the sightings
section on the PC homepage and thought these might be added).
At Hollidaysburg (in the bone yard farthest away (east?) of the
shops along the road out of town) were PC boxcar 23273 (worms
painted out but showing through), PC Boxcar 74211, PRR Boxcar 45924
(still with keystones!), and RDG covered hopper 93535 (looking like it just
rolled out of the paint shop). This was just the first row along the road.
There were also numerous gons and even the Buffalo Division
Instruction Car (#23273, and old heavyweight). If you could get
permission, I'm sure many more gems are located deeper in the yard.
At the shops apparently ready to go in for rebuild was PC Boxcar
275416 complete with worms.
The real surprise was at Rose Interlocking in Altoona. A PC
four door autoparts boxcar #293665 was sitting in the bone yard near
the yard office just west of the bridge. The boxcar was complete with
original numbers and logos. There were also many RDG and EL coal
hoppers and even a former smooth side baggage car (#46991-
converted to work train service) in the bone yard.
I also spotted many PC gons in Conrail trains along the River Line in
New York. The cars were rusty and the numbers were hard to read but
I spotted at least 10 in several different trains over the course of two
I would be happy to send the pictures of this equipment to the PC
homepage maintainer if someone could send me the address. Sorry I
could not identify the class types of the cars.
"Robert.Holzweiss -AT- bush.nara.gov"
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