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Re: PC: PC Ballats cars
- Subject: Re: PC: PC Ballats cars
- From: bobr@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Bob Rothrock)
- Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 19:13:21 -0400 (EDT)
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At 04:53 PM 10/15/97 -0400, penn-central -AT- smellycat.com wrote:
>Just because I was in college when PC was an infant and CR is now 20+ does not
>mean that I am old. Age is a state of mind.
>In my mind at least PC green is has a gloss on it.
>(Is that a one track mind?) sorry, but it has been a slow e-mail day.
My apologies for any feelings that might've gotten hurt by the following...
The really curious part of all this (at least to me, since I go
back far enough to have prowled the rails in NYC & PRR days) is how I find
myself scanning the consists for ANY traces of PC heritage, yet also recall
the absolute disdain for the PC when it happened...the hobby shops around
here couldn't give away anything in PC reporting marks due to the rabid
factionalism of the railfan community who were incensed at PC for having
taken away "their" Pennsy and Central circa 1968 B.C. (before Conrail)...and
now CR is 20+ years old and about to fade.
Somebody's gettin' old here...
...the "somebody's gettin' old" was entirely self-referential (meaning
ME). It wasn't intended as a dig against anyone other than myself...thought
I had put this in context by defining my time-frame in the 1st sentence...
Bob Rothrock (bobr -AT- tridelta.com)
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