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Re: PC: Track stories
- Subject: Re: PC: Track stories
- From: "Rob Carlo" <robcarlo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 23:22:59 -0500
I was also a kid and remember watching that episode as well. It has
stuck in my mind all these years. Too bad the VCR wasn't around then. I
wonder if CBS would have this on tape somewhere?
> From: Darrell W. Sawyer <doghead -AT- supernal.net>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: Track stories
> Date: Wednesday, December 24, 1997 3:35 AM
> Jerry Jordak wrote:
> > Anybody else have any "horror stories" about deferred maintenance from
> > then?
> > Later,
> > -Jer
> > --
> > Jerry W. Jordak The boxcars and flatbeds, whistle blowin'
> > mailto:email@example.com That was yesterday
> > http://prozac.cwru.edu/jer/ Now those big trains don't come anymore
> > Acts 16:31 <>< -- Restless Heart, "Big Iron Horses"
> I remember seeing an episode of 60 Minutes that had quite a feature on
> Penn Centrals deffered maintenance (I was still but a kid...). The
> thing that really stuck in my mind was the shots of wavey track, rotting
> ties and the ability for the "host" (Mike Wallace?) to walk up to
> virtually any spike on the section that they were highlighting and pull
> it out with no effort.
> Over the years I have often wished I could get a copy of that segment
> and watch it again.
> Darrell Sawyer
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