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PC: PC station signs


I just wanted to report that I recently noticed PC station signs at two former
Penn Central, former New York Central stations along the former PC Harlem
Division.  One is located at Pleasantville, New York on the west entrance to
the crosswalk above the tracks that lead to the station building on the other
side.  The lettering on the station sign reads "PLEASANTVILLE" of course, but
is in the same style that "PENN CENTRAL" was written on anything related to
PC.  Brown paint was painted around the lettering covering up the green PC
paint used in the background, but the brown paint is now chipping, so the PC
green is somewhat visible again.

The other sign is two stops and 6.10 miles north (railroad west) also on the
Harlem Line at Mount Kisco, New York.  There, the sign is exactly like the one
at Pleasantville, but reads "MOUNT KISCO" of course.  The one at Mount Kisco
is located on the northern side of the former NYC, former PC station building
and still has PC green as the background.  Also of interest, Mount Kisco still
has, on the trackside of the station, an ancient sign that has the number of
miles from New York City Mount Kisco is on the Harlem Line and the number of
miles to Chatham, New York from Mount Kisco.  The interesting part about this
is that the last passenger train to run to Chatham, New York or anywhere above
Dover Plains, New York was in March of 1972 and the former PC Harlem Line
rails north of Wassaic, New York to Chatham were torn up in 1980.  The Metro-
North RR has obviously left the sign there for old time sake.  There is also a
New York Central era blue and yellow lettering sign at Mount Kisco station.

Does anyone know if there were ever these type of PC signs at any other
station on the Harlem or Hudson Lines in the PC Metropolitan Region?

John Weyhausen

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